In light of the company’s ongoing growth and expansion, Sovereign Health has expanded its employee recognition program. Effective this month there is an Employee of the Month for the Clinical, Administration and Operations departments respectively, instead of just one employee of the month at the company’s corporate headquarters in San Clemente. Staff nominate and vote for candidates.
At the April staff luncheon, Director of Operations, West Coast, Ben Kaneaiakala that with the number of staff growing rapidly, it makes sense to make sure all departments are honored for their efforts.
Dr. Patrick Aleknavicius
Dr. Patrick Aleknavicius, who joined Sovereign Health as Group Clinical Director in December, 2013, was employee of the month for the Clinical department. He was nominated for having been “instrumental in developing and implementing new group treatment programming,” and the nomination letter said the Clinical team appreciates his team-building abilities and effort to improve the clinical treatment program.
Staff Accountant Ron Girskis, who has been with Sovereign Health since October, 2012, was honored as employee of the Month for the Administration department.
His nomination letter noted that Ron “wears many hats on a daily basis,” and is known for being flexible and willing to learn. In many respects he is the keeper of company information, which he provides quickly and accurately when it is required, Chief Financial Officer Mark Hutaff said at the luncheon
Ron now has a staff of three, and has taken on additional responsibilities recently to accommodate the growth of the company. “We’re all here as team players,” Ron said.
Robbie Lynch, who joined Sovereign Health in July, 2013, as a house manager and became Lead House Manager in March, was recognized as employee of the month for the Operations Department.
“I enjoy coming to work every day,” Robbie said.