Woodland Heights Recognizes Directors Of The Year

Woodland Heights Medical Center recently awarded Clinical Director of the Year and Non-clinical Director of the year award to two outstanding department managers.


Maria Rojas

Kyle Swift, CEO of Woodland Heights (left) and Cathy Busbee, CNO of Woodland Heights (right) award Maria Rojas, Director of Medical/Telemetry Unit, the Clinical Director of the Year Award for 2015. (Photo: Woodland Heights Medical Center)

Kyle Swift, CEO of Woodland Heights (left) and Cathy Busbee, CNO of Woodland Heights (right) award Maria Rojas, Director of Medical/Telemetry Unit, the Clinical Director of the Year Award for 2015. (Photo: Woodland Heights Medical Center)

Maria Rojas, Nursing Director for the Medical/Telemetry Unit, was awarded the Clinical Director of the Year Award.  Maria graduated from Angelina College in 1996 as Registered Nurse and began working at Woodland Heights that same year.  She has both telemetry and critical care experience and has been the Director of the Medical/Telemetry Unity since 2009. “I am honored to receive this award, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be in a leadership position where I have learned so much,” states Maria.  “I am grateful for the relationships that I have built over the years with staff in all areas of the hospital.  It is my home away from home! I am also thankful for the members of my team that I am responsible for as they have taught me more than they know.”


Kalvin Buckley

Kyle Swift, CEO of Woodland Heights (left) and Buddy Whiddon, CFO of Woodland Heights (right) award Kalvin Buckley, Director of Information Systems, the Non-Clinical Director of the Year Award for 2015. Photo: Woodland Heights Medical Center.)

Kyle Swift, CEO of Woodland Heights (left) and Buddy Whiddon, CFO of Woodland Heights (right) award Kalvin Buckley, Director of Information Systems, the Non-Clinical Director of the Year Award for 2015. Photo: Woodland Heights Medical Center.)

Kalvin Buckley, Director of Information Systems, was awarded the Non-Clinical Director of the Year Award.  Kalvin graduated from Angelina College in 2000 with Dean’s List recognition.  He had many years of experience at Lufkin Industries and Abitibi before coming to Woodland Heights in 2004.  He has been the Information Systems Director since 2012.  “I am very appreciative that my Woodland Heights family has given me this very honorable award,” states Kalvin.  “I am humbled and grateful to be working with such a great team, especially the IS department.”


About Woodland Heights Medical Center
Established in 1918, Woodland Heights Medical Center was Lufkin’s first hospital.  Now, nine decades later, Woodland Heights is recognized throughout Deep East Texas as the leading provider of high quality, innovative health care services. Accommodating a wide range of clinical specialties, Woodland Heights has achieved excellence in key medical and surgical areas including cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine/rehabilitation, vascular surgery and obstetrics and gynecology.  Woodland Heights also offers a full range of outpatient diagnostic services including advanced imaging, laboratory, outpatient surgery and emergency services.  Through its Rehabilitation Center, Woodland Heights offers cardiac rehabilitation, stroke recovery and physical and occupational rehabilitation.  Combining modern facilities, leading technology, an exceptional staff and a commitment to the communities it serves, Woodland Heights Medical Center remains at the forefront of quality health care in Deep East Texas.

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