ROCHELLE — Rochelle Community Hospital named Sandra Schaab, RN as its 2018 High Performer of the Year at the RCH annual holiday party held at Franchesco’s Ristorante in Rockford on Jan. 11.
Schaab was selected among the 12 High Performers of the Month in 2018. She has been employed at the hospital for 18 years as a Registered Nurse in the Surgery Department.
Her nomination reads: “Sandy has been a patient advocate since I’ve known her. Her attention to the care of her patients never goes unnoticed. She is always there to give a word of encouragement to those she cares for, which always makes the patients feel at ease. Her strong sense of commitment to all she does is never overshadowed by her calming touch and voice to let those who she is with know they are in good hands. One of Sandy’s best traits is her honesty and sense of fairness. Sandy always looks for the best in everyone she comes in contact. Instead of picking sides Sandy will always look for the good in both. You always know Sandy will give you the most honest answer that she can all the time. As a fellow employee you can always count on Sandy to volunteer every time when asked for help to do something or go somewhere if she can. There is never a question in Sandy’s mind of why this must be done but how can this be done. She is always willing to learn and always shares any knowledge she has to anyone who will ask or has need of help. Sandy truly sets a standard of commitment, excellence, integrity, servitude and a love for those she cares for and what she does in her job. I am truly blessed to work with someone we can all learn from. Thank you, Sandy for all you do.”
As the High Performer of the Year, Sandra received assorted gifts including a plaque recognizing this honor.