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AdCare Hospital Recognizes Debra Baumgartner, Kristina Cunningham

WORCESTER —  Debra Baumgartner, an evening nursing supervisor, is the 2018 recipient of AdCare Hospital’s Excellence in Patient Care Award, while Kristina Cunningham has earned the Excellence in Customer Service Award.

Baumgartner, who joined AdCare as a nurse in 2006, always considers the patient first, said Kara Levinson, director of Nursing. “Deb is highly compassionate toward our patients, and forms the kind of interdisciplinary relationships with staff that are needed to deliver quality patient care.”

Cunningham, an insurance specialist and supervisor in First Contact Services, “has shown tremendous professional growth in her 10 years at AdCare Hospital,” said Diedre Quealey, director. “Krissy is compassionate and professional in her interactions with insurance companies, patients, and staff. She also assists new employees in learning their jobs and interacts with other departments within the hospital to assist with any insurance questions once patients are admitted.”