HRMC honors Schoultz and VanBuskirk

Photos courtesy HRMC Left: HRMC surgical services director Pam Shoultz poses with Erick Larson after receiving second annual UBUNTU award at a recent holiday celebration, while on the right, 2022 Spirit of Caring award recipient Kristin VanBuskirk, CNP, poses for a photo with Larson.

HURON — Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) president and CEO Erick Larson recently recognized Pam Shoultz, RN, director of surgical services and Kristin VanBuskirk, CNP for their dedication and selfless approach to providing care to the community.

Larson presented the second annual Ubuntu Award to Pam Shoultz, director of surgical services for HRMC.

“The Ubuntu Award recognizes a true leader in our organization who emulates not only our core values of being helpful, knowledgeable and accessible, but also recognizes their contribution is part of something bigger than just themselves,” explained Larson.

Ubuntu is a traditional African concept and comes from the Zulu and Xhola languages. Ubuntu translates to ‘I am because we are’ and ‘humanity toward others.’

“Pam understands and practices this concept in her work and shows respect for others, trust and selflessness.  She displays the Ubuntu character across the entire organization, not just in her department,” said Larson.  

Upon acceptance of the award, Shoultz commended her colleagues for their support stating, “We are only as good as our team.”

The Spirit of Caring award was presented to Kristin VanBuskirk, family nurse practitioner at the HRMC Physicians Clinic.

“This annual award is given to recognize our valued clinical practitioners who take excellent care of our community and underscores the service our providers give every day and seeks to recognize a clinician exemplifying the work ethic, selfless, caring attitude we hope everyone will emulate in their approach to serving our patients,” explained Larson.

“I am honored to be a recipient of the Spirt of Caring award. I’m thankful for a career that doesn’t feel like work and for the opportunity to do what I love in my own community,” said VanBuskirk.

“Kristin takes the charge of caring for the community with grace and selflessly serves with a calm, compassionate demeanor,” Larson added.

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