Employees go the extra mile to help ease critical staffing shortages12/17/21 11:15:am
Rogers employees are working additional shifts where help is needed most, providing critical care for patients during their time of need.
“As we continue to see the demand for effective mental health and addiction treatment rise amid a tight labor market, we appreciate all our employees, especially those working extra shifts in areas where we’re experiencing critical staffing shortages,” says Brad Riemann, PhD, chief clinical officer/chief operating officer.
“Your willingness to go the extra mile and ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care is living out our Mission, so thank you.”
Starting in October and going through the end of December, employees who work additional shifts are entered into a drawing that takes place the week after the pay period closes. Six names are drawn by Administration to win a variety of $50 gift cards to area restaurants like Lago Su Bella, Revere’s Wells Street Tavern, and Bonefish Grill. Other gift cards include Speedway, Kwik Trip, and Sussex Bowl. All were donated by Rogers staff.
Comments from staff members who received prizes
“I love the people I work with, the staff, and the patients, so picking up another shift is rewarding to me when I know it helps my co-workers and the patients. The job we do is difficult sometimes, but it is very fulfilling work.” - Brenna Gilmore, a patient care associate in Adult Inpatient Mental Health Recovery in Oconomowoc, who won a Bella Gusto gift card
“It’s extra rewarding picking up shifts during the holiday season. The patients are wanting to be with their families, so by helping them out and making them feel good, it makes our shifts even more enjoyable.” - Matthew Meyer, a patient care associate in Adult Inpatient Mental Health Recovery in West Allis, who won a Sussex Bowl gift card
“I truly appreciate the recognition for loving my job and being able to help out where needed.” - Tracy Lutz, a patient care associate in Adult Inpatient Mental Health Recovery in Brown Deer, who won a Sussex Bowl gift card
“While the bonus incentives for picking up extra shifts are much appreciated, I feel a sense of loyalty to fill open positions with at least one core staff member. I know that if I pick up a shift, the residents are comforted by my familiar face, and I can be sure the tasks for third shift are done properly and thoroughly.” - Beanca Buie, a patient care associate in Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Recovery in Brown Deer, who won a Sussex Bowl gift card
“I enjoy picking up extra shifts as it’s a rewarding opportunity to spend extra time with my patients. Many kids on the unit wish they could be home with their families rather than being in the hospital this time of year.” - Miranda Dooley, a registered nurse in Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Recovery in Oconomowoc, who received eight hours of PTO to be used in the new year
Derrick Jordan, vice president of operations, Brown Deer, shares his appreciation for the employees who are stepping up to help.
“I continue to be impressed with the selfless acts of generosity our teams are demonstrating by devoting their time to pick up extra shifts,” Derrick says.
“The impact of staff showing up is significant in that our patients, communities, and facilities need their skillset, which offers and instills hope into the lives of the persons we serve. I would like to express continued gratitude and appreciation for those who are able to extend their time throughout this time of need.”
There’s still time to win eight hours of PTO, other prizes
There is one remaining drawing at the end of December for an additional eight hours of PTO to be used in the new year.
Critical shift employee bonuses continue through the week of January 8, 2022 for hourly staff and salaried corporate employees who pick up additional shifts as registered nurses, residential care specialists, or patient care associates.