Healthy Kids - Summer 2021

Employee, Leader and Volunteer Excellence Awards


JULIETTE HOBSON-RUTH Administrative Associate, Social Services “Admin extraordinaire” Juliette Hobson- Ruth exemplifies CARES values—compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service—with every move. No one actually knows howmuch she does, because she doesn’t bat an eye at the challenges of her demanding job. Everybody lights up when Juliette joins the conversation. You know she’s genuinely interested in you, and you’ll likely walk away smiling.

AMY OH Behavior Specialist / BCBA (Autism),


Alexa’s Playful Learning Academy for Young Children Amy Oh brings humanity and compassion to everything she does. When the pandemic began, she took it upon herself to create a website that allows parents to be virtually involved with what’s going on in Alexa’s PLAYC. She inspires everyone to provide the very best service to our children and families.

One of the incredible brains behind Rady Children’s telemedicine capabilities, Jared Vogt is a low-key, highly effective leader. He’s creative, positive and a smart problem- solver, focused on providing superb customer service without fanfare. A wrangler of strong personalities, he can be counted on to advance the best possible solutions with a high impact.

KIM WEISS Business Unit Coordinator, EVS KimWeiss is patient, kind and

accommodating, no matter how many times you ask her the same questions. She goes out of her way to meet her team’s scheduling needs for rooms and equipment for meetings and education classes. With grace and diplomacy, she skillfully rearranges meeting space to find win-win solutions for all parties. LEADERSH I P I N QUAL I TY IMPROVEMENT


PINA MELO Purchasing Specialist, Supply Chain Pina Melo seems to know the answer to every question, even when no one else does. Her rapid responsiveness is key to providing support to three inpatient units. She’s able to expedite urgent supply and equipment orders, which is especially helpful when patients need special equipment on the very same day.

Dana Patrick can handle anything thrown at her. She has led civility efforts across the organization, and stepped up to establish and lead the health screening process while negotiating census and acuity volatility in her departments. As interim director of the cardiothoracic intensive care unit, she helped stabilize the unit and advanced important initiatives to serve vulnerable patients. AUXI L IARY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SHERRY WALLACE Volunteer, North County Auxiliary Unit

Physician Awards OVERALL EXCELLENCE Daniela Carvalho, MD, MMM Al ice Pong, MD Andrew Zimmerman, MD L I FET IME ACH I EVEMENT John Moore, MD, MPH Scott Mubarak, MD

JOSH KOHRUMEL Chief Data Officer As the Hospital has navigated the COVID-19 crisis, Josh Kohrumel has led multiple teams to find creative solutions to complex technical problems, literally working around the clock to build up workflow automation and informational dashboards, providing insight and guiding decision-making. He is a courageous, dependable leader who consistently inspires and empowers his teams.

ELENA MISNER End User Services Analyst, IM Elena Misner is always the first to volunteer for a project, stay late and help out. She comes to work each day with a smile on her face and a passion for doing things correctly and efficiently. She’s great at responding to technical emergencies, and providing innovative solutions when an immediate fix is unavailable.

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