Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently announced Anthony Gurrieri as its most recent Legend Award recipient.

The Legend Award is the most prestigious distinction for a JRMC employee. The Legend Award recognizes employees who exceed expectations and make the difference in the lives of those they serve.

JRMC Support Services & Emergency Preparedness Manager Dane Grebel nominated Gurrieri because of his willingness to be the difference and help his coworkers out in a time of need to ensure patients had clean conditions and linen.

“It has been said the weather in the month of March can have both lion and lamb characteristics,” Grebel wrote. “When Mother Nature ultimately decided that Grebel would not be able to make it into work, Gurrieri stepped up. He navigated through the unplowed streets of Jamestown, being stuck momentarily on several occasions, but was able to retrieve three of his coworkers and bring them all safely into work. At the end of the workday, Gurrieri brought four of his coworkers back to their respective homes safely.”

Gurrieri joined the JRMC team in 2015 and resides in Jamestown.

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“He was more than a difference maker. He was a legend,” Grebel said.

JRMC’s 350 employees cast anonymous votes to select each Legend Award winner.

The purpose of the Legend Award is to inspire, motivate and capture the moments that define JRMC. The goal is to help employees and volunteers connect to the sense of purpose that brought them to the organization. This award is for employees who’ve made extreme efforts to benefit their patients and colleagues.

“The nominations inspire staff members to continually be the best, exceed expectations and make the difference in the lives of those we serve,” said Mike Delfs, JRMC president and CEO.

Once nominated, JRMC administration and employees vote on their favorite nominees and their stories.

“We are grateful for our employees’ commitment to patients and our community,” said Ricki Ramlo, chief operating officer. “Anthony is a great example of the difference our employees make in the lives of those we serve.”

The Legend Award first began in 2012. Since then, more than 35 individuals have been named Legends and more than 110 employees were nominated.

To read Gurrieri’s full story, visit www.jrmcnd.com.