Mountain Laurel Award Recipients

The Mountain Laurel Award is given to any hospital staff member outside the Nursing Staff who helped improve a patient or visitor's time at Reading Hospital. (Please note that nurses are eligible for The DAISY Award.)

May 2019

Congratulations to Cassandra Kozlowski, Patient Care Assistant in Tower Select, May Mountain Laurel Award honoree. Kozlowski is pictured below right with her Nurse Manager, Magdalheen Brown, BSN, RN.

Mountain Laurel Award recipient Cassandra Kozlowski

April 2019

Congratulations to Daisy Licona, Patient Care Assistant in Spruce Pavilion, April Mountain Laurel Award honoree.

Mountain Laurel Award recipient Daisy Licona

March 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Elgin, Cardiology, winner of the March Mountain Laurel Award.

Mountain Laurel Award Winner Eric Elgin, MD

February 2019

Congratulations to Jessica Pannebecker from the Healthplex Café!

Mountain Laurel Award Jessica Pannebecker

January 2019

Congratulations to Carolann Chubb, Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing, winner of the January Mountain Laurel Award.

Mountain Laurel Award Recipient Carolann Chubb

December 2018

Congratulations to Brenda Becker, Environmental Services, winner of the December Mountain Laurel Award.

Mountain Laurel Award Brenda Becker

November 2018

Congratulations to Shawna Mengle, Patient Service Representative, winner of the Mountain Laurel Award.

Mountain Laurel Shawna Mengle

Mary Agnew, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer (left) and Shawna Mengle, Patient Service Representative

October 2018

October's Mountain Laurel Award recipient is Natalie Hoffman, a Patient Care Assistant on T5.

Natalie Hoffman

Valerie Ritter, Nurse Manager of T5 (left) and Natalie Hoffman, Patient Care Assistant on T5

September 2018

Dr. Stephen Longenecker received The Mountain Laurel Award for Extraordinary Team Members for September.

Mountain Laurel Award Dr. Stephen Longenecker

Dr. Stephen Longenecker and Mary Agnew, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer

August 2018

Nicole Hughes, Patient Care Assistant on the N5W Patient Care Unit and a member of the Float Pool, is the Mountain Laurel winner for August.

Nicole Hughes Mountain Laurel Award

Photo includes Mary Agnew, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer (left) and Magdalheen (Maggie) Brown, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Float Pool & CMR (right). Nicole was not able to attend the ceremony.

July 2018

Reading Hospital's first Mountain Laurel Award was presented to Dr. Michael Brown. From the nomination form:

Mountain Laurel Award Dr. Michael Brown

Dr. Michael Brown, left, and Dr. Gregory Sorensen, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer