Tonia Van Wieren Receives Bernard E. Lorimer Award
This year’s winner of the Bernard E. Lorimer Award at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland is Tonia Van Wieren of Beaverton. Tonia has been with the Medical Center since 1985 and is the director of nursing for Maternity, Pediatrics and System Staffing.
The award was announced by Medical Center President Greg Rogers in a ceremony in honor of Van Wieren. “Tonia is an excellent choice for this award as she exemplifies our values,” Rogers said. "Her management of the Maternity Unit has resulted in national recognition for patient satisfaction by new mothers and patients. She is dedicated, compassionate, hard working, open and honest."
The Lorimer award was first given in 1978, and recognizes one employee each year who possesses the characteristics that Bernard E. Lorimer exemplified during his career as president of the Medical Center. Those qualities include compassion and concern for people, loyalty, dedication to the Medical Center through extended length of service, cooperation, a positive attitude and a willingness to help others. Also, the ability to merit the respect and admiration of employees throughout the Medical Center, and a meaningful contribution to patients and employees.
Tonia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Ferris State University and is a graduate of the nursing program at Mid Michigan Community College. She is married to Richard and they have two children, Ashlee (Mike) Satkowiak and Tara Van Wieren and one grandaughter, Tenley Satkowiak. She is the daughter of Tom and Nadine Taylor of Beaverton.
The Lorimer Award is the highest honor that can be given to an employee of MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland.