The Employee of the Month recognition is awarded for the amazing work that an employee performs above and beyond their normal work responsibilities, which aligns directly with any of our five cornerstones: People, Quality, Service, Growth and Finance. The Employee of the Month receives a $50 American Express gift card, $100 from the Medical Staff, an Employee of the Month pin, a framed certificate and parking onsite for the month. Employees of the month are also considered for the Employee of the Year recognition. Employees of the Year are selected by the Rewards & Recognition Committee and receive one week of paid time off and $1,000.
Nomination forms for Employee of the Month may also be picked-up in the Human Resources Office at either Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Employee of the Month - Anthony Long, System Technician II, Information Services
Taking the chill out of a snowy day While January’s blizzard Juno heaped snow on the Boston area at a rate of 2 inches per hour, Hallmark Health System’s essential services remained open, and staff ensured that patient care trumped one of the most extreme snowstorms to ever hit eastern Massachusetts.
Anthony Long, system technician II in Information Services, was on hand to cover the organization’s IT needs, but as the maintenance crew tried to keep pace with the fast-falling snow, Anthony stepped up and offered to help keep the walkways at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital clear for patients and staff.
“Anthony borrowed gloves and a coat from me and went out to face the weather with my crew,” said Justin Ferbert, director of engineering and safety. “He manned a shovel and did it all with a smile and humility that is second to none.”
Anthony’s unwavering positive attitude while doing heavy lifting in difficult conditions lightened the load for all. It earned him respect and appreciation and illustrated the team-focused attitude he displays every day. “Anthony is such a valuable asset,” said Warren Turino, director of information technology operations. “He brings skill, personality, and eagerness to help and contribute to Hallmark Health.”
“Anthony is the perfect example of why it is such a pleasure working at Hallmark Health System,” added Ferbert. “It feels like a family.”