News Release Date : 03/18/2010
2010 Angel of the Year Named
"An ordinary person graced to do extraordinary work,” exemplified St. Louise de Marillac shared Cheris Sammis, Vice President Mission Integration, during her opening remarks at the 2010 Angel of the Year service. That ordinary person doing extraordinary work truly defines the 2010 Angel of Year – Becky Boensch.
Announced during the Celebration of the Feast of St. Louise de Marillac on March 16 in the St. Mary’s of Michigan Chapel, the Angel of the Year honor is also known as the St. Louise de Marillac Award. St. Louise de Marillac was one of the founders of the Daughters of Charity who, along with co-foun
der St. Vincent de Paul, stressed to the sisters the importance of gentleness, respect, and love when caring for others.
Some excerpts from Becky’s nomination for Angel of the Month read: "This Angel is very caring and compassionate. She shows her core values, customer service and dedication to her patients daily.” "This Angel is always upbeat and happy and she is very knowledgeable and always eager to go that extra step to serve her patients and coworkers.”
Becky is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Birch Run location and has worked with St. Mary’s since 1993. She earned her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from Saginaw Valley State University.
She was very surprised when her name was announced as Angel of the Year. "I’m so humbled and very honored by this award,” Becky expressed. "I would like to thank my husband and parents for all of their love and support; I couldn’t do it without them.”
After being named Angel of the Year, Becky accepted the gift of a Quartz clock from CEO John Graham. Following the service, a reception of cake and punch was held in the cafeteria.
Congratulations to Becky and all of the Angel of the Year nominees!