CarolinaEast Health System Honors 2016 Clinical Excellence Award Recipients

CarolinaEast Health System

Ten CarolinaEast Health System employees were recently honored by the organization’s administration and their peers as recipients of the 2016 Clinical Excellence Awards.

Clinical Excellence Awards are presented to clinical professionals who exhibit superior technical skills, professional standards and a commitment to community service. A selection committee, consisting of past Clinical Excellence Award recipients, reviews the nominees who are submitted by immediate supervisors and endorsed by at least one peer as part of the selection process.

“It is vital that we honor, recognize and reward our medical professionals who make constant efforts to be the best at what they do,” explained Rosanne Leahy, Vice President of Nursing Services. “These employees are exemplary representations of what CarolinaEast is all about. They positively impact their patients every day and are committed to giving the most compassionate, highest quality care possible. We are very fortunate and proud to have them on our team,” she added.

In addition to the recognition associated with this distinguished award, recipients are also given the opportunity to continue the professional development that earned them the honor of the award. CarolinaEast Health System sponsors the recipients’ attendance at the national educational conference of their choice for their particular profession.

“Since this award is given in recognition of professional excellence, we felt it was fitting to incorporate an opportunity to advance that excellence into the award itself,” Leahy continued.

The 2016 CarolinaEast Health System Clinical Excellence Award winners are:

Martha Brown, RN – CVIMC
Michelle Dowdy, RN – ICU
Danielle Draut, Occupational Therapy Assistant – Rehab
Debbie Flowers, Senior Nuclear Medicine Tech. – Diagnostic Center
Zenaida Fravor, Medical Tech. – Laboratory
Ashley Jackson, Infection Preventionist II – Infection Prevention
Amanda Lamar, RNII – ICU
Amanda Sawyer, RNIII – Neuro
Karen Steponkus, RN, BSN, CWOCN – Rehab
Craig Toews, Staff Paramedic II – EMS

The awards ceremony was touching and sincere as recipients expressed the pride they have in their work and in CarolinaEast as a whole. Ray Leggett, President and CEO expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the honorees. “You are what make this organization successful,” he said. “Employees like you, caring for our community for over 53 years, are what have made CarolinaEast what it is today.”

Submitted by: Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations, CarolinaEast Health System