Mindy Gusz, manager of the Health Education Center at Robinson Memorial Hospital, received the 2014 Employee Distinguished Service Award from the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation on Dec. 19.
The award is presented annually to an employee who supports and enhances the image of the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation among hospital employees and in the local community, including performing noteworthy activities on behalf of the Foundation.
Gusz, a registered nurse from Hudson, has been directly involved with numerous community health programs funded by the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation, including:
The Petrone Family Diabetes Education Prevention Program;
The Come Grow With Us Program, supported by the Dr. Mary Marsick Pediatric Education Fund within the RMH Foundation;
Implementation of the Robinson Memorial Hospital Health Literacy Software, funded by memorial donations for Norman Sandvoss;
Community minority outreach programs.
She also was instrumental in the new Healing Arts program at Robinson Memorial Hospital, funded by the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation. In her role as manager of the Health Education Center, she coordinates health education initiatives, including childbirth education, women's services programs and several community health events and fairs for the hospital.
Gusz has been at Robinson Memorial Hospital since 1996 and has worked as a pediatric nurse examiner with the Children's Advocacy Center of Portage County.
She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Kent State University. She is a member of the Northeastern Ohio Perinatal Association, the International Childbirth Education Association, the Northeast Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives and the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives. She is also a licensed CPR instructor through the American Heart Association.
She and her husband, Dr. John Gusz, a surgeon at Robinson Memorial Hospital, have two adult children.