The Team of the Month recognition is awarded for the amazing work that numerous teams, groups, committees and departments perform either on a regular or occasional basis that directly relates to any of our five cornerstones: People, Quality, Service, Growth and Finance. The Team of the Month is given a luncheon celebration hosted by Alan G. Macdonald, president and chief executive officer; banners listing their team name are featured throughout our facilities; a framed certificate; and an opportunity to present at a leadership meeting.
Nomination forms may also be picked-up in the Human Resources Office at either Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Team of the Month: August 2015
Couch-to-5K® Beginning Runners Program Coaching Team
Hallmark Health System’s wellness committee sponsored a Couch-to-5K® beginning runners program for employees in the spring of 2015. Wellness committee member Michelle Corrado, PharmD, MHA, system director for pharmacy services, led the initiative and recruited a team of volunteer coaches from within Hallmark Health to lead workouts and mentor new runners.
The program was open to all Hallmark Health employees, and each participant was able to bring one friend or family member if desired. The response to the program was greater than expected with 75 participants! The program ran for nine weeks and included workouts at a public track three nights a week. The team also used a closed Facebook group where team members could support one another and coaches could offer encouragement.
Runners put their training into action in the “graduation” event at Hallmark Health System’s Stride for Healthy Communities 5K (3.1 miles) run in June. Participants crossed the finish line with smiles and pride for their accomplishment. Many participants are still active and encouraging one another through the Facebook group. Some are even training for a 10K in the fall!
Congratulations to the team of volunteer coaches, comprised of Kathy Charbonnier, MSN, RN, associate chief nursing officer for operations; Michelle Corrado, PharmD, MHA, system director of pharmacy services; Joseph Gillis, purchasing coordinator; Geri Healey-Dame, MS, RRT, director of respiratory care; Janet Murphy, director of financial planning; Melissa Southwell, manager of internal communications and publications; and Evan Taylor, PharmD, pharmacy operations supervisor.
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