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St. Joseph’s Leaders Honored with Award for Service


SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center honored two leaders with its Leadership in the Franciscan Tradition award at a leadership gathering Oct. 22. AnneMarie Czyz, MS, RN, chief nursing officer, and Carol Triggs, retired director of patient access, were chosen for the award by their peers.

“This award was created two years ago as a way for us to recognize and honor the leaders among us who follow St. Francis of Assisi as servant leaders,” said Deborah Welch, vice president for people. “As a Catholic organization in the Franciscan tradition, we call on our leaders to strive to lead and serve the way St. Francis did.”

Welch added servant leaders are those who put the needs, interests and aspirations of others above their own, involve others in decision-making, are strongly rooted in ethical and caring behavior, and enhance the personal growth of those they work with while improving the caring and quality of organizational life.

Employed by St. Joseph’s for 16 years and a graduate of its College of Nursing, Czyz has grown from a nurse to a leader. Her peers say she assists all staff in making changes and moving forward. Her passion for nursing and health care is contagious and she is committed to learning and continued education. A resident of Syracuse, she is currently working toward an educational doctorate.

Triggs, who served for 12 years at St. Joseph’s has led the patient access team through many process improvements. Her peers say she is a compassionate teacher and coach, helping her team show the utmost care and concern as they interact with patients, families and staff. Endlessly committed to the mission at St. Joseph’s, she influences her staff to strive for excellence in all they do. She is a resident of Syracuse.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, New York, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 15-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.

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CUTLINE: Carol Triggs, retired director of patient access, and AnneMarie Czyz, MS, RN, chief nursing officer, were honored with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center’s Leadership in the Franciscan Tradition award at a leadership gathering Oct. 22. Nominated by their peers, the two were recognized as servant leaders.