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UHCS' 2007 Employee of the Year Nominees July 3, 2007

Congratulations to the following six nominees for the University Health Care System Employee of the Year. The winner will be announced at an awards dinner at the Augusta Marriott Hotel on May 9 as part of the National Hospital Week activities. Below are some excerpts from their nominations:

Marie Jackson – Pharmacy
“Marie consistently goes above and beyond her role. She serves on numerous hospital committees and in an effort to ensure the pharmacy is able to use its professional training to best serve our patients and other departments of the hospital. As a result, I feel our institution has one of the best clinical pharmacy programs around.”

Janice Dixon – Women’s Center
“Maya Angelou once wrote a poem, Phenomenal Woman. If I’d written that poem the phenomenal woman would have been Janice Dixon. What a positive person Janice is, a wonderful role model… It takes a special person with a special heart to be able to deal with a mother and know just what to say when that mom is experiencing death instead of the birth of a baby. It takes a special touch, and Janice has that touch.”

Carmen Escartin - Emergency Services
“Carmen is a person who will go out of her way to help anyone. She came to the Ortho Department for a couple who spoke no English (and on her day off) and translated and made sure they understood what was being done. She also went (on her day off) and picked up this couple and took them to the Social Security office and stayed with them and explained everything to them. Carmen is a wonderful woman…”

Vickie Barnes - University Health Service Center
“Anytime she is within the hospital it’s ‘meet and greet’ or ‘stop and help’ – for Vickie, it’s automatic. She’s like a University Hospital saleslady and her sales pitch is a warm welcoming smile and a ‘hello, may I help you?’ or ‘how are you today?’ Her payment is the reward of knowing that she has been able to help someone and at the same time make an impressionable experience for all who come into the doors of University Hospital.”

Amber Mayo – Pharmacy
“We know that the ER is a major entry point to the hospital for many patients, so it only makes sense to have some of the best customer-oriented employees located in this area. Amber serves as a wonderful spokesperson and a role model in this area. She makes herself accessible and routinely interacts with patients, helping them understand what medications they are taking and why.”

Tracy Steed - 4CPCU
“Each day she motivates coworkers by inspiring them to do the best for each patient. She takes care of the whole person, meeting physical needs as well as emotional needs. This care includes the families of patients, since being on 4CPCU can be stressful for a family member…She is hardworking, greets you with a smile, and does more than is required.”

  
     
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