Gowlovech Named 2017 Mother Bonzel Award Winner
March 01, 2017
Jacy Gowlovech was named as the winner of the 2017 Mother Bonzel Award recently during a ceremony in the CHI Health St. Francis Chapel. The award is presented annually to honor a St. Francis employee for volunteerism in the community.
Other Mother Bonzel Award nominees included: Jodie Reeh, Social Work/Care Management; Stefanie Balcom, Lab; Darla Cleveland, Oncology; Carla Swanson, Floor 4; and Darrel "Skeet" Cobb, Main ACC Courier.
Gowlovech, who works in Oncology at the St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center, is described by her co-workers as "a natural volunteer, who has a strong faith that she lives every day."
Gowlovech and her daughter, Ashley, recently took part in a mission trip to Guatemala to build homes and distribute wheelchairs. Gowlovech is also very active in her church, especially helping with the youth.
At St. Francis, Gowlovech was selected as a mentor for the Grow Our Own nursing program where she gives of her time to sponsor and work with high school students in the program.
Wrote one co-worker in a nomination letter for Gowlovech: "For Jacy, being inviting, loving, caring and kind just comes naturally. She’s the real deal!"
About CHI Health St. Francis
CHI Health St. Francis is a non-profit faith-based hospital serving Central Nebraska with state-of-the-art healthcare services. The St. Francis tower has 159 acute-care patient rooms, including the Family Birthing Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit and a 10-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. St. Francis also operates a Cancer Treatment Center in Grand Island and Hastings, a Skilled Care Unit and an Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center.
About CHI Health
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral care facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 14,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2015, the organization provided a combined $172.1 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com and CHINebraska.org.
About Catholic Health Initiatives
St. Francis is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system based in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals, as well as long-term care, assisted- and residential living communities; community health services organizations; home health agencies and outpatient facilities and services. In fiscal year 2016, CHI provided more than $1.1 billion in financial assistance and community benefit. CHI generated operating revenues of $15.9 billion and has total assets of approximately $22.7 billion.