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RCH Names High Performer of 2014

Rochelle Community Hospital named Colette Eckhardt, R.N. as the 2014 High Performer of the Year at its’ annual holiday party held at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center on January 9.  Colette was selected among the 12 High Performers of the Month in 2014. She has been employed at the hospital for 31 years and works in Infusion/Chemotherapy Services.

Her nomination reads, “Colette continues to demonstrate a high commitment to not only her patients but also her co-workers.

She has assisted the patient accounts department many times with helping us obtain additional information needed by insurance companies to process patient’s claims. She readily takes ownership and calls physician offices to obtain additional information for account resolution. We believe she is simply extending her commitment for overall patient care by helping us. She shows a willingness to learn about other aspects of healthcare and displays a great attitude while doing so. Her personal traits fall under several Dare to Soar pillars; People, Service, and Finance.

Colette strives to put patients at ease and has become a champion for customer satisfaction. Colette also assists in reaching out to other infusion centers to make sure our services are top notch. Get to know Colette and you will find a compassionate, caring nurse who loves her job! I should also mention she truly looks out for her co-workers by being flexible with her hours and offering support or celebrating special times. “

As the High Performer of the Year, Colette received a plaque of recognition and a check for $250.  

Pictured are (left to right):  Jennifer Foltz, R.N., Manager of Outpatient Services, Colette Eckhardt, R.N., Jennifer Montgomery, Chief Nursing Officer and Mark Batty, RCH Chief Executive Officer.



Janet Stewart

RCH Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator