UPHP Names Krystina Gwinn Employee of the Year

Posted on May 03, 2019

Marquette, MI – Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) proudly names Krystina Gwinn the 2018 Employee of the Year. Each year, UPHP names an Employee of the Year from a pool of Employee of the Quarter and “Caught ‘Cha” candidates. Each Employee of the Quarter is nominated by their manager. The nominees are then reviewed and a winner is selected by the senior management team. UPHP employees also participate in a peer recognition program called “Caught ‘Cha.” This is an employee-driven incentive program in which all employees can write a “Caught ‘Cha” note and give it to someone they caught doing something great. Along with each Employee of the Quarter, the two highest “Caught ‘Cha” recipients each year are entered as candidates in a company-wide vote for Employee of the Year. Krystina was one of those “Caught ‘Cha” winners.

“I am extremely grateful and honored to be selected as UPHP Employee of the year! I love servicing our members and providers. Working for UPHP has been amazing – the organization really goes above and beyond to show appreciation for their employees.”

Much of Krystina’s success can be attributed to her positive attitude and commitment to UPHP and our community. “Krystina’s knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare policies has allowed her to become a respected employee within our organization,” said UPHP Customer Services Manager Melissa Provo. “She frequently can be found volunteering her time with community and company-sponsored events, as well as belonging to Connect Marquette (formerly 40 Below). She brings the type of positive energy and commitment to her position that makes her a joy to work with, and I am so happy that she has been given this very well-deserved award and recognition. UPHP is truly fortunate to have such a dynamic young lady as part of our organization!”

Krystina has been with the UPHP Customer Service Department for three years. She grew up all over the world, as her father was in the United States Air Force. When her parents retired from the Air Force, she and her family moved to Marquette, where she has now called home for more than fifteen years. Krystina received her Bachelors of Science degree from Northern Michigan University.

When she’s not at UPHP, Krystina enjoys DIY projects, reading, knitting, working out, spending time outdoors, making bagels, and walking her cats, Nash and Luna. She and her husband, James, live in Marquette.

About UPHP

Upper Peninsula Health Plan currently manages the care of nearly 50,000 Upper Peninsula residents enrolled in Michigan Medicaid, Children’s Special Health Care Services, Healthy Michigan Plan, MI Health Link, and Medicare Advantage. Its network exceeds 2,000 providers. Learn more at www.uphp.com.