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2019 Distinguished Service Award Honoree
Anyone who has met Sandy Theis knows she’s an enthusiastic connector with a passion for patient-centered care. The list of community organizations she supports is impressive and according to Sandy, “It’s entirely possible that list is a little too long.” We’re grateful for Sandy’s years of service on the Asante Ashland Community Hospital Board, the Quality Committee, and the Evans Nursing Scholarship Committee. Her professional expertise as a former nurse and educator have been invaluable to the foundation and hospital. Honoring Sandy with this year’s Distinguished Service Award was a logical choice. The Distinguished Service Award was created to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to our hospital, the foundation, and our greater community.
“I’m humbled and honored to be acknowledged in this way,” says Sandy. “Our little community hospital is raising the bar on patient-centered care for the whole Asante system. We really are different here at Asante Ashland and it’s so important that our community understands the value of what we provide so it can continue.” Sandy’s connections to community organizations such as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), the Senior Services Advisory Committee, and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce are helping to develop educational programming and wellness initiatives that serve us all. “Being involved in so many organizations helps maximize the benefits for as many people as possible,” explains Sandy. “Forging collaboration and education in our community is what matters to me most.”