Congratulations to Spencer Cannon, Essential Service Award Grand Prize Winner!

January 26, 2015 3:18 pm
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Spencer Cannon

The Michigan Works! Workforce Development Board of Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties identified nine Beverly A. Drake Essential Service Award winners for its seventh annual ceremony.

After intense scrutiny from a panel of judges, Spencer Cannon, a Mercy Health nutrition services colleague, was selected as a grand prize winner. Cannon received a certificate, a Meijer gift card and an invitation to the Economic Club of Grand Rapids meeting on January 26, to be recognized in front of hundreds of people.

The internal announcement a surprise to Cannon ─ was made in front of the Nutrition Services department on January 14, 2014, with President Bill Manns present.

From his nomination form:

From left to right: Milissa Helmholdt, Spencer Cannon, Bill Manns and Sheryl Lozicki, after the announcement of Cannon's Essential Service Award.

From left to right: Milissa Helmholdt, Spencer Cannon, Bill Manns and Sheryl Lozicki, after the announcement of Cannon’s Essential Service Award.

Spencer has a tremendous daily positive impact on our patients’ hospital stay. He has a knack for making a patient feel at ease and creating a homelike environment at a time when people are filled with anxiety about the medical environment. While all other things are out of their control and oftentimes hard to understand, food is the one item that they know and brings them comfort. Spencer is able to expand upon this by greeting every patient with a smile every time and making them feel welcome. He has an engaging smile that he shares with everyone, including his coworkers. This sets the patient at ease and creates a positive environment.

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Spencer Cannon pictured at event with his supervisors and his support people.


Congratulations to Spencer Cannon on this great achievement and for being such a positive presence at Mercy Health!


Amanda H

Congrats on this awesome achievement!! You are such a great person, and I am glad a lot of people are getting to meet and be around you. Keep being amazing!

Kelli Smith

Spencer, Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment and for representing Mercy Health Saint Mary's so well! Kelli

Renee Schell

Congratulations Spencer! What a great accomplishment! Keep up the awesome work you do. So very proud of you!!!! Renee'

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