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Weill Cornell Department of Medicine's Employee Recognition Program Announces Winners

The Results, Rewards and Recognition Committee (R3) of the Weill Department of Medicine completed its bimonthly review. The Super Star winners were Awilda Crespo, Clinical Technician (Gastroenterology & Hepatology); Natividad Esparza-Casquete, Regulatory Specialist; Arthur Perry, Physician Assistant II (Hematology & Medical Oncology); and Lauren Meador, Senior Research Aide (Geriatrics).

Awilda Crespo was noted for the instrumental role she plays in providing confidence, comfort, and technical skill in terms of post-transplantation follow-up in the patient care setting; patients stated that Awilda has “star quality,” always bringing a smile to situations that can be most challenging. Natividad Esparza-Casquete is considered to be an important resource for both new staff and junior management, serving as an expert mentor and role model known. She also demonstrates a positive and professional demeanor, diligence, and a proactive approach to work projects. Arthur Perry was recognized for his “amazing and genuine compassion” in dealing with patients who are receiving treatment for challenging illnesses; he was described by patients and families as demonstrating extraordinary dedication, patience, clarity, and knowledge in helping to improve overall “quality of life.” Lauren Meador is valued for her “can do professionalism” and for creating materials and processes that have helped to strengthen the work flow. She also manages competing demands with flexibility and grace; acts as a teacher and mentor to co-workers, as well as for interns and volunteers whom she supervises; and is a strong problem solver and communicator.

Bronze star winners this cycle:

Wanda Brown (Cardiology)
Anais Jiminez (Hematology & Medical Oncology)

Star Performer winners for this cycle:

Jaheidi Fonseca (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Erna Ramos (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Xinyue Zhao (Cardiology)

Star employee group photo

Clockwise from top left: Dr. Ronald Adelman, Dr. Mark Lachs, Lauren Meador (Senior Research Aide), Cara Kenien (Research Program Coordinator)

Star employee group photo

L to R: Laura Prescod (Practice Supervisor) and Arthur Perry (Physician Assistant II)

Star employee group photo

L to R: Debbie Dimanche (Division Administrator), Awilda Crespo (Clinical Technician), Carolann Collins (Practice Supervisor)

Star employee group photo

L to R: Alicia Lewis (Director, Clinical Trials) and Natividad Esparza-Casquete (Regulatory Specialist)