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: December 2016
Sally Murphy, Medical Assistant, Hallmark Health Breast Health Center
Sally is a star at the Breast Health Center and the breast surgeon’s office where she works. She combines a calm and steady presence with a sense of humor that helps patients cope with stressful situations.
Sally is adept at caring for the unique needs of breast health patients. She is always in tune with their emotional well-being and uses her compassionate approach to alleviate their anxiety during appointments and procedures. Sally takes time to speak with each patient’s family members during appointments, too. Many patients ask for their appointments to be scheduled when Sally is in the office because of the outstanding care she provides.
Sally is also well known for her sense of humor and is fondly referred to as the court jester by her coworkers. She offers humor in just the right way to help lighten the stress patients may feel. This balance of calm, compassion and comedy provides a recipe for exceptional care.
Time and time again, patients express their appreciation and gratitude for Sally.