Clockwise from top: Ellen Connelly (Divisional Administrator), Dr. Orli Etingin, Nancy Cardona (Account Specialist)
L to R: Dr. Paul Maciejweski, Danielle Carmichael (Research Administrative Specialist), Dr. Mark Lachs, Dr. Holly Prigerson, Dr. Ronald Adelson
L to R: Samantha Bernard (Practice Manager), Anthony Davis (Pulmonary Function Test Technician)
L to R: Kyleigh Nelson (Physician Assistant Inpatient), Josephine Lanza (Senior Physician Assistant inpatient)
Danielle Carmichael has been recognized for her professionalism and her extraordinary efficiency in managing business activities at the Center of Research on End-of-Life Care. She is considered to be the “go to person” for nearly all administrative aspects of research at the Center. She is also known for her technical aptitude in learning new hospital systems, as well as her pleasant demeanor.
Anthony Davis has been described by patients as a highly knowledgeable pulmonary technician who ensures that the needs of patients are met at all times. He is known for putting patients at ease and for making “a no-fun test go quickly and smoothly.” Additionally, Anthony goes the extra mile in all other aspects of his work and has demonstrated exceptional professionalism and accountability.
Colleagues and faculty alike have been impressed by Penny Grullon’s boundless ability to grow and thrive when challenged in the workplace. She has become a role model for accountability, leadership, and dependability serving as a coordinator in the area of finance. It has been noted that “Penny is a true Star - not only because she lives up to the core values of the WCM/NYPH mission, but also because throughout her Weill Cornell career, she has not stopped asking to be pushed further, knowing the sky is certainly not the limit for her!”
Danielle Keshner has received outstanding praise from patients receiving care in the cardiology division. She is known for her superb skill in juggling schedules, involving procedures and doctor availability, in order to best serve the patients’ needs. She has also consistently exemplified courtesy, professionalism, and persistence. She is described as having a knack for always finding “just the right solution to problems.”
Josephine Lanza and Kyleigh Nelson have defined what it means to be a “Dynamic Duo.” A first for the Star Performer program, two employees working together in the same inpatient unit have been named Super Stars. As part of a RRT (Rapid Response Team), Kyleigh and Josephine have been credited with demonstrating the highest level of leadership, decisiveness, and efficiency. They were also noted for being “cool, calm and collected” while working “seamlessly” with an interdisciplinary team. Their work to ensure patient safety is considered to be “a force of nature.”
Emery Taylor has been recognized for her efficiency in facilitating smooth patient flow in the pulmonary and critical care setting, demonstrating outstanding customer service and communication skills on a daily basis. She also stays late when needed and is known for her ease in dealing with unexpected challenges. It was noted that “she never fails to start and finish the day without a positive attitude no matter what!”