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.
March 2015 Employee of the Month: Joy Bowie, Unit Secretary, Medical Intensive Care Unit
At the helm of a nursing station, a unit secretary is vital to the smooth day-to-day flow of patient care. In the medical intensive care unit at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Joy Bowie is indispensable. She is the go-to person who knows where everything is, keeps information organized, helps in every way she can, and keeps a calm, pleasant attitude with everyone.
“Joy goes above and beyond for patients, family members, and coworkers,” said Alison Shannon, BSN, RN-BC. Joy knows her job inside and out and always knows who to contact and how. “Joy always knows where to find an answer and uses her resources well,” said Alison. In fact, no one has ever heard Joy utter the words “I don’t know.” Instead, her answer is always “Let me find out” or “Let me do that for you!”
Joy’s resourcefulness and problem-solving abilities are augmented by her kindness. “I have seen Joy offer her seat and work station to a physician needing to access patient information or to a tired nurse who has not sat down all day,” said Christine Tafone, RN.
Tomas Palacios III, lead PA-C in the MICU, commends Joy for her above-and-beyond attitude, reliability, and caring. “Joy is a ‘joy’ to work with!” he said.
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Thursday, March 19 2015 15:00