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: July 2016
Matilde Sousa, Phlebotomist, Laboratory Services
Matilde’s energy and enthusiasm for her work is palpable. With her commitment, flexibility and professionalism, she is an indispensable part of the phlebotomy team.
Matilde exceeds the scope of her work time and time again by taking initiative to be helpful, ensure tasks are completed for the whole team, and creatively introduce workplace improvements. She not only makes sure her work is complete but helps ensure the whole team’s assignments are done during busy times. She is recognized by her colleagues regularly at team huddles for her excellent performance.
Matilde has implemented two great innovations! She added hand sanitizer to the phlebotomy baskets so that patients can see directly that the phlebotomist has sanitized hands, and she devised a method for dispensing tape to keep it more sanitary.
Matilde has an excellent skill for phlebotomy and working with all types of patients. She also takes ownership over training new employees and has filled in during times of transition for staff members. Her hard work and dedication is evident in everything that she does, and the laboratory team is proud to recognize her.