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Nola Varilek is Employee of the Year at Lakewood Health System

Nola Varilek, Women's Health Coordinator at Lakewood Health System was presented with the Service, Teamwork Award Recognition (STAR) Employee of the Year award at the annual Employee Recognition Banquet on Monday, May 17 for her dedication to quality work, customer service and teamwork among her peers at Lakewood.

The STAR Employee of the Year is chosen by the Lakewood Health System governing board. Contenders include those previously awarded a monthly STAR Award throughout the year.

Varilek is one of the few employees who were chosen as a monthly STAR Award winner multiple times throughout the last year: once in September 2009 and once in November 2009. The first nomination was by Lynn Rice, division director of support services. A portion of the nomination reads, "Everything Nola does is with passion, energy and enthusiasm. Nola's personality is larger than life and she role models the standards of behavior every day."

To learn more about the STAR program at Lakewood Health System, call Janet Jacobson at (218) 894-8524.