L to R: Paula Goldstein (Divisional Administrator), Dr. Richard Furman, Michelle Trinidad (Medical Assistant), Elena Lungu (Practice Supervisor), Virginia Hernandez (Lead Medical Assistant)
L to R: Antonia Marriott (Senior Operations Administrator), Judith Rodriguez (Account Administrator), Yanina Ivanovskiy (Practice Supervisor), Paula Goldstein (Divisional Administrator)
L to R: Dr. Jonathan Ginns, Ann Matier (Divisional Administrator), Jillian Nati (Nurse Practitioner), Dr. Harsimran Singh
L to R: Paula Goldstein (Divisional Administrator), Morgan Caitlin McKenna, (Grants & Administrative Manager)
L to R: Jeremy Heinerich (Chief Physician Assistant Inpatient), Melvin Pearson (Staff Nurse)
Front: Emily Petti (Senior Research Assistant); Back: Cory Henkel (Divisional Administrator), Dr. Ronald Adelman, Lauren Meador (Research Program Coordinator), Dr. M. Cary Reid
L to R: [Front] Dr. H. Singh, Frances Savinon, Courtney Bridgett (Patient Access Coordinator), Drs. J. Kirzner, D. Liu; [Back] Drs. C. Abouzeid, C. You, R.J. Kim, A. Rastogi, S. Kim, S.S. Mahmood
L to R: Elena Lungu (Practice Supervisor), Dr. Jing-Mei Hsu, Serese Wright (Senior Medical Secretary), Dr. Usama Gergis, Alexandra Gonzalez (Practice Specialist)
L to R: Dr. Peter Martin, Jacquelyn Holjencin (Physician Assistant), Elena Lungu (Practice Supervisor)
Marilynn Acevedo, a Customer Service Specialist, has been recognized for the professionalism, leadership, and teamwork she displayed during her transition to the Customer Service Center in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Whether interacting with patients, colleagues, or managers, Marilynn seeks to achieve a positive outcome in all aspects of her work. She also brings an encouraging demeanor to even the most challenging of situations, serving as an ideal role model for her coworkers.
Courtney Bridgett has a “can do” approach to work that has earned her high regard within the cardiology fellowship program. She is known for her exceptional efficiency in responding to requests, her timely follow-ups with patients and physicians, her skill in scheduling appointments and patient tests, and for closing the loops and communicating clearly. Colleagues, coworkers, and patients agree that Bridget is a true role model in her field.
Jacquelyn Holjencin, a Physician Assistant in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, has demonstrated outstanding professionalism and medical skill for more than a decade working in the field of lymphoma. Known for always putting the patient first, Jacquelyn has become known as an expert in all aspects of her work from managing lab results and patient follow-up, to writing prescriptions. She has also provided hours of extra coverage when needed. Colleagues also note her caring demeanor and unwavering work ethic.
Nydia Kappstatter, a technician in the Division of Cardiology, has become known for her outstanding skill, professionalism, and positive demeanor. Patients and physicians alike continually comment on Nydia’s maturity, humanism, work ethic, team spirit, and her ever-present smile. A “true star,” Nydia often goes the extra mile to ensure that problems are solved, especially for patients in challenging situations. She has even visited patients on the ward to follow up and say hello after they have received care.
Mary Lawlor has been selected as a Super Star for the third time in recognition of her extraordinary dedication and outstanding service. Working as a Physician Assistant on the inpatient ward, Mary has consistently demonstrated compassion and professionalism. She is known for her skill in dealing with critical challenges, including end-of-life situations, and for her efficiency and collaborative approach to patient care.
Morgan Caitlin McKenna is described, not only as one the hardest working employees in her division, but also as an expert in all aspects of her work with grants administration. She is considered a font of information regarding the smallest details of her division’s grants. She is also described as highly efficient in meeting submissions deadlines, adept at handling pressure situations, and creative in finding solutions.
Jillian Nati, who has been with the Division of Cardiology for less than a year, has already become a valuable member of the team. She has demonstrated superb nursing skills and an impressive dedication to patient care. She has been noted for her outstanding work ethic, solid clinical judgment, and meticulous approach. She also displays a positive demeanor and willingness to put in long hours when needed.
Sonia Orona Aracena, a Lead Medical Assistant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has been nominated for the third time as a Super Star in recognition of her “patient-first” approach. After a patient with a broken pelvis had forgotten an important item at the medical office, Sonia returned the item directly to the patient’s home in order to spare the patient from any further discomfort. Colleagues noted that this was not the first time Sonia has demonstrated such kindness.
Melvin Pearson, a Staff Nurse in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, is known as a problem-solver who always goes the extra mile in support of a patient’s needs. Physicians on staff have noted that Melvin continually demonstrates outstanding skill and compassion on the patient ward. Not only is Melvin a highly organized and meticulous nurse, he is also valued for the everyday kindnesses he displays during his interactions with patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
Emily Petti, a Research Assistant in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, has been recognized for her outstanding ability to assist in recruiting patients from the Wright Center for entry into research studies. Emily has taken the lead at the Wright Center, which is an extremely busy clinical setting, in helping patient recruitment for research to go efficiently and smoothly. She has become known for her professional demeanor, scholarly approach, and the respect she demonstrates with co-workers, patients, and caregivers alike.
Judith Rodriguez has been recognized for regularly going above and beyond her assigned duties. She is known for her amiable demeanor, reliability, dedication, and meticulous approach to billing. Patients consider Judith to be a “major asset” to her division’s practice and they appreciate her unwavering helpfulness and support.
Ashlee Torres is a shining star who goes above and beyond her designated duties working in the challenging area of bone marrow transplantation. She always places the interest of patients first. Not only does Ashlee interface with patients demonstrating skill and compassion, she is also highly regarded by colleagues due to her reliability, knowledge, and preparedness. In stressful situations, Ashlee demonstrates a calm presence that puts patients at ease.
Michelle Trinidad has been noted for her proactive approach when assuming new responsibilities and for her swiftness in learning new skills in her role as a Medical Assistant. She is admired for her team spirit, managerial acumen, and an ongoing focus on patient care. Professional, reliable, and dedicated, Michelle is considered to be a true “star.”
Serese Wright recently joined the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology where she has swiftly demonstrated her outstanding knowledge in managing computer systems such as EPIC. She has become a true asset to her team, always working a couple of steps ahead of her responsibilities. Her cheerful approach to the work and her ongoing initiative have made her a role model in her division.