OSF Saint Luke announces 2023 Sunflower Award winner

5/12/2023 - Kewanee, Illinois

  • 2023 Sunflower Award Winner and Leadership

OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center is pleased to recognize the 2023 Sunflower Award Winner, J’Lynn Snyder. J’Lynn is a physical therapist at OSF Saint Luke. J’Lynn was nominated for the Sunflower Award by a grateful patient.

J’Lynn is always going above and beyond for her patients and fellow Mission Partners. Recently, she made a remarkable difference in a patient’s life. “I was referred to physical therapy at OSF Saint Luke and my physical therapist is J'Lynn. After three sessions, I now have hope. My physical body is responding to the exercises she is teaching me. I feel HOPE for the first time in four years. That I CAN improve my life. I am 82 years old. I am not so depressed, and my husband shares the joy I feel.”

“Outstanding nursing care is recognized through the DAISY Award, but there are Mission Partners, like J’Lynn, who are not nurses, providing extraordinary care. It’s awesome to be able to recognize her with the Sunflower award, she is truly deserving of the honor,” said Lori Christiansen, vice president of Support Services.

Recipients for the Sunflower Award are nominated by patients, the families of patients or employees throughout the past year. From the nominations, a committee at OSF Saint Luke selects one recipient annually. The Sunflower Award winner receives an award pin, certificate, sculpture, embroidered tote bag, bouquet of sunflowers and a banner displayed in their department for the year.

To recognize a non-nursing employee who has provided exceptional service, submit a nomination to honor their dedication at osfhealthcarefoundation.org/sunflower-award.



Samantha Harker Rux
Public Relations & Communications Coordinator
(309) 852-7820