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Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and job titles. Excellent care can come from a housekeeper, lab tech, nurse, doctor, engineer, admissions clerk, volunteers or others. Through Marshall’s Heroes in Healthcare program, patients, visitors and co-workers have an opportunity acknowledge those who have shown outstanding commitment to the well-being of others. A panel of community leaders reviews nominations against guidelines including extraordinary service, dedication, sensitivity, communication and heroic sacrifice to choose one Hero for the year. There were 16 nominees for this award.

Marshall is pleased to announce our 2018 Hero in Healthcare winner, Loni Jay, MD, a family medicine physicianwith Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine in Placerville. Dr. Jay was nominated by a patient grateful for a life-saving diagnosis and persistent follow up care. “She is very supportive, caring and concerned. She makes me feel like I am more than a patient. I am truly thankful for her,” concluded the patient in her nomination statement.

According to James Whipple, Marshall administrator and CEO, “Dr. Jay is an incredible example of the kind of people we want providing care at our hospital. There are just so many heroes here at Marshall.”

Congratulates to the 2018 nominees:

  • Philip ​Abela, MD, Marshall Family Medicine, Cameron Park
  • Marilyn Argenio, Marshall Hearing Center​
  • ​Angela Clarin, RN
  • Melissa Comstock, Laboratory
  • Leah Currier, Laboratory
  • Kristy Duncan, RN, Birth Center​
  • Gerardo Galang, MD, Marshall Family Medicine, Placerville
  • Paul ​Gallegos, Volunteer, Marshall Cancer Resource Center​
  • Ulrich Hacker, MD, Marshall Pediatrics
  • Loni Jay, MD, Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine
  • William Koble, MD, Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine
  • Ramon Lopez, Housekeeping
  • Darlene Myers, Marshall Pediatrics
  • Arianna Sampson, PA, Emergency Department
  • Kate Sullivan, NP, Marshall OB-GYN, Placerville
  • Kelli Williams, Housekeeping

Marshall is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has over 200 licensed practitioners and over 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to over 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.