Congratulations to Tracey Busby, M.S.Ed., MS, RN who has been recognized as the High Performer for May! Tracey is the Manager of Outpatient Services and has seven years of service at RCH.

She has three nominations:

“We believe that Tracey more than exemplifies each and every attribute that a High Performer should have. Tracey is a super hard worker, she covers in each and every department she manages and when another manager asks her to cover for vacations in their departments she does that too! She not only covers she learns and asks questions of what she needs to do and jumps right in wherever she needs to be. She is constantly thinking of the organization and how to improve it. She has gone above and beyond to help cover the temp stations. She has helped implement our new Policy software that will make everyone’s life easier. She has helped with HealthStream and RQI implementation while a new educator was being hired. She has also been a huge help in transforming Convenient Care west to be available for COVID-19 antibody infusions during this pandemic. Tracey is also continuing her education to make her an even better Nurse and Manager. Tracey is truly an ambassador for RCH. She is an inspiration to me and many others in the Hospital. Tracey is also one of the kindest, special people we know. “

“I had the pleasure to witness Tracey directing a play for the Penguin Project a few years ago. The Penguin Project is a group of children that take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. These productions are unique, however, because all the roles are filled by young artists with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with them through four months of rehearsals and through the final performance. By providing access to community theater, The Penguin Project demonstrates that the special challenges of a disability should not handicap a child’s ability to participate in life’s experiences. Tracey directed the Penguin Project in DeKalb and Sycamore for ten years and did two shows a year. She is the mom to Jenny who inspired her to become a part of this project. Seeing Tracey in this role as the director filled my heart with more happiness and love than I can express. At the end of the show, the group did a dedication to her and it brought the audience to tears. Her love for her disabled child and love for others was so overwhelming that it is something I will never forget. It is also a piece of her that she brings to RCH every day and I am so thankful for her! So in our opinion Tracey Busby is a High Performer each and every day!”

“I come to RCH from OSF healthcare- working at Multi-Specialty Clinic here in Rochelle. I have to let you know that Tracey Busby has always been so helpful for us especially me. I am here Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and she always greets me with such a pleasant HELLO. When I have questions she is always willing to help me find the answers or get me the answers. She is genuinely such a nice person and a wonderful manager. She just helped me get my in laws the info to get their COVID vaccinations and that was such a big help because I have been trying to get them in somewhere-anywhere. And she has made my stress level go down tremendously because of that. So, I just wanted you to know that you have an excellent employee and she should be known as such.“