Bye, Bye Beard Challenge at SageWest Health Care

Amy Jensen, Perioperative and Infusion Director (left); Rod Printz, RN Clinical Care Coordinator (right): presents the 2020 Beard Off Grand Prize to Conn Hughes ICU RN (middle) who is “Leading by Example”

SageWest recently hosted a “Bye-bye Beard Challenge” requesting clinical staff who provide patient care to shave their facial hair, to ensure a proper mask fit, adequate seal and protection for our employee’s health and safety. Several employees including some of the physicians participated. Employee, Taylor Alexander helped customize coffee mugs for some of the award recipients.

Here are the winners:

Conn Hughes, ICU Registered Nurse 2020 Beard Off Grand Prize winner “Leading by Example”
LeRoy Cordova, Patient Care Tech 2020 Beard Off Grand Prize winner “Leading by Example”
Larry Higgins, Medical Technologist “Youthful Transformation”
Keith Holley, Ancillary Services Director “Greatest Mug Shot”
Will Shoemaker, Database Abstraction Coordinator “Things are gonna happen for me – Joe Dirt
Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Greg Clifford (before)
Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Greg Clifford (after)
Larry Higgins, Medical Technologist (before)
Larry Higgins, Medical Technologist (after)
Will Shoemaker, Database Abstraction Coordinator (with daughter, Joanna)
Jeremy (before)
Keith Holley, Ancillary Services Director (before)
Mike ICU (before)
Mike (after)
Michael Koenig, ICU RN “Best Baby Face”
Jim (before)
Jim Hansen, Clinical Care Coordinator “Bringing Back the 90’s Goatee Style”
LeRoy (during)
Conn (during)