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Receptionist Alissa Garcia honored with Gardener Award

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In 2022, Goshen Health created the Gardener Award to recognize the contributions of non-medical Colleagues in helping the organization fulfill its mission of providing innovative and outstanding care and services through exceptional people doing exceptional work.
Goshen Health’s first winner of the Gardener Award is Alissa Garcia, receptionist at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Garcia was nominated by Linda Young, a patient who wrote, “Whenever I come for appointments at the orthopedic office, I appreciate that Alissa always has a smile on her face. Her actions portray someone who cares about the patients. She is always kind and considerate, with a gentle voice. I’m so glad this receptionist is there… When I had therapy, she always took the time to ask how I was doing.”
In addressing the Colleagues gathered to honor Garcia, Julie Crossley, Goshen Health Chief Nursing Officer, said, “Thank you to all of you for delivering exceptional care, for your commitment to health care. Thank you for bringing the skill set – and your talent, compassion and kindness to what you do every day.”
In addition to recognizing positive attitudes and professionalism, nominees for the Gardener Award support Goshen Health nurses, providers and staff by providing a timely response to their needs; working well with the healthcare team; and consistently demonstrating compassion, accountability, respect and excellence – the values of the organization. To find out more about this award, go to Nominations can also be submitted through this link.


Alissa Garcia, receptionist at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and first winner of Goshen Health’s Gardener Award, pictured with patient Linda Young, who nominated her for the award. The Gardener Award recognizes positivity and professionalism.

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