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: April 2017
Elizabeth Lucey, LICSW, Social Work Supervisor, COACHH, and Clinician, Psych Triage Team
Beth’s commitment to patients and community embodies the core values of Hallmark Health. As the social work supervisor for the COACHH (Collaborative Outreach and Adaptable Care at Hallmark Health) program, Beth works with patients with complex conditions, including those with frequent visits to the emergency department and people with opioid and other substance use disorders. She leads by example through her compassion and genuine care to provide meaningful services and help patients improve their lives.
With patients, Beth exemplifies kindness, creativity and professionalism in interacting with each person. She is also a tremendous leader and collaborator. Beth is an encouraging and supportive member of the COACHH team and provides outstanding supervision for the collaborative care coaches. She partners with key departments at Hallmark Health and is a valuable resource to the emergency departments, where the physicians and nursing staff consistently give her high praise. She has also been recognized by community agencies, such as local police departments, group homes and crisis teams. She is extremely knowledgeable about resources offered by local, state and federal programs and effectively maximizes their benefits for patients.
Beth represents Hallmark Health on several substance use coalitions and at meetings with community providers. She regularly speaks publically about the work of the COACHH program and the challenges and opportunities to change the tide of the opioid epidemic in the state. She is truly a voice for people struggling with substance use disorders and is a beacon of hope toward their recovery.