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Physicians Immediate Care Hosts the 13th Annual Employee Christmas Party


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Physicians Immediate Care hosted their 13th annual employee Christmas party on Saturday December 12, 2015 at Santa Lucia River Club in Port St Lucie. 134 employees and guests enjoyed delicious food, drinks and dancing for the evening.

An awards ceremony hosted by our administrative/management team kicked off the evening’s festivities; awards were given in the following categories:

  • Attendance certificates were awarded to:
    • Daniel Alexander, MA/BXMO
    • Kayleigh Jewell, RT
    • Vickie Lucas, RT
    • Kim Schmidt, RT
    • Jeff Shackley, Paramedic
    • Zameela Manzini, SPSR
    • Debbie Olive, PSR
    • Amy Henry, PSR
    • Gabe Cruzado, RT
    • Kayla Thompson, RT
  • Years of Service Awards for 5+-10 years
    • Zameela Manzini, SPSR
    • Daniel Alexander, MA/BXMO
    • Michael Dolnick, Paramedic
    • Trina Ortiz, ARNP
    • Joyce Franco, SPSR
    • Nancy Giarratana, SPSR
    • Vickie Lucas, RT
    • Caitlyn Passino, RT
    • Scott Sanford, MD
    • Laura Seelinger, SPSR
    • Cassie Wells, SPSR
    • Amy Ketcham, RMA
    • R. Kent Bogle, MD
  • Years of Service awards for Greater than 10 years
    • Mark Richardson, CCMA
    • Sally Swart, ARNP

Although awards weren’t given to administrative staff honorable mention by Rebecca DeLoach, Chief Operating Officer was given to Troy Fahser, RN Director of Clinical Services for his commitment to the organization as the second employee of Physicians Immediate Care preceded only by her and to Kenneth Palestrant, MD, CEO for being the founder and leader of the organization. Also, a special recognition by Ms. DeLoach to Lauren Randall, Practice Manager and Debi Karam, Office Manager for their recent 10-year anniversary of loyal service to the employees and patients of Physicians Immediate Care. She stated, “I wish to individually recognize these 2 ladies for their years of excellent service to our staff and patients but most of all to me, I couldn’t do my job without them and I am grateful for them every day. It is our responsibility to pass on our knowledge to others, I have passed on everything I know to them and they make me proud every day.”

The awards ceremony culminated with the announcement of Employee of the Year clinical and clerical. The winners were selected from the employee of the month winners. The 2 staff members who continuously show commitment to helping their co-workers, providing excellent customer service and always going above and beyond were chosen:

  • 2015 Employees of the year
    • Joyce Franco, SPSR
    • Kim Schmidt, RT

We wish a happy holiday season and a healthy prosperous New Year to our employee family and our patients! You are all what make Physicians Immediate Care the premier provider of urgent and primary care on the Treasure Coast year after year.

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