Southwest Health announces Foundation Director Tammie Richter was recently bestowed the prestigious Rural Health Ambassador Award by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. In doing so, the RWHC seeks to recognize individuals across the State of Wisconsin who go above the call of duty in promoting their organizations and in making significant contributions to rural health care in general.
In her work at Southwest Health, Richter leads efforts to fund new equipment and programs of benefit to the people served by Southwest Health. Her co-workers indicate it is also her generosity of time, attention, and compassion offered beyond the scope of her regular responsibilities that make her truly stand out.
Tammie is a facilitator, an educator, a promoter, an organizer, a project manager, a business development professional, a problem solver, and a leader, says Southwest Health Chief Operating Officer Steve McCarthy. Through every facet of her work, Tammie consistently and relentlessly advances the interests of Southwest Health and the communities we serve.
According to the RWHC award criteria, the ideal candidate demonstrates a history of fostering positive communication and relations within the hospital’s respective service area and beyond. The Southwest Health Administrative Team nominated Richter for the award.
Richter regularly plays a leadership role in helping bring our region new health care technologies, such as 3D digital mammography. She is also always among the first to jump in to help organize large community events, such as Southwest Health’s annual Berry Fest and their EMS Station Grand Opening last October. And, she is both diligent and effective in seeking grant funding opportunities offered across our area, our State, and our nation.
Says McCarthy, “She is a highly proactive member of the Southwest Health team, and someone who makes a significant, positive, and lasting impact on health and health care in the region. We are delighted that she’s received this well-deserved recognition.”