Porter Regional Hospital announces Employees of the Year

Porter Regional Hospital announces Employees of the Year

Valparaiso, IN – Porter Regional Hospital has announced its 2020 selections for Employees of the Year, honoring individuals who were nominated by their peers for their outstanding performance and exemplary service.

“Selecting our Employees of the Year is always a challenge because we have a stellar workforce and numerous nominees, all worthy of consideration,” said Sean Dardeau, Chief Executive Officer and Market CEO for Northwest Indiana. “Our three selections for this year each stood out in a special way. We’re fortunate to have them in the Porter Health Care System family.”

The winners are as follows:

Jerry Scott – Maintenance Engineer, Employee of the Year - Porter Regional Hospital. Scott has worked at Porter Regional Hospital for 31 years. He is described as friendly and always having a positive attitude. Scott has even been recognized by patients for providing comfort and assistance whenever possible. His work is outstanding and he always goes above and beyond whatever the project or task.

Dot Nicholson - Sterile Processing Manager and HLD Coordinator - Clinical Manager of the Year, Porter Regional Hospital. Nicholson has been with Porter Regional Hospital since 2015. She is known for giving 110 percent to make sure that the departments she serves have the tools they need to take care of their patients. An outstanding communicator, staff and surgeons alike respect her and appreciate her outstanding efforts.

Kathy Bandy - Director of Patient Access – Non-Clinical Manager of the Year - Porter Regional Hospital. Bandy has successfully led the patient access department, which includes patient registration and scheduling at the hospital, for the past five years. She is personable and always available to help both her staff and other departments. Her expertise, combined with a genuine compassion for patients and their families, make her an outstanding leader.


Porter Health Care System includes Porter Regional Hospital, a referral center for Northwest Indiana. It also includes more than 20 outpatient sites located throughout the region. With more than 450 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care. Porter Regional Hospital is owned in part by physicians.