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2019 Super Stars

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L to R: Paula Goldstein (Divisional Administrator), Dr. Richard Furman, Michelle Trinidad (Medical Assistant), Elena Lungu (Practice Supervisor), Virginia Hernandez (Lead Medical Assistant)

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L to R: Antonia Marriott (Senior Operations Administrator), Judith Rodriguez (Account Administrator), Yanina Ivanovskiy (Practice Supervisor), Paula Goldstein (Divisional Administrator)

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L to R: Dr. Jonathan Ginns, Ann Matier (Divisional Administrator), Jillian Nati (Nurse Practitioner), Dr. Harsimran Singh

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L to R: Paula Goldstein (Divisional Administrator), Morgan Caitlin McKenna, (Grants & Administrative Manager)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Contact Information

Mailing Address

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Weill Department of Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 130
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chairman

530 East 70th Street, M-522
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-4720
Fax: (212) 746-8793
medchair@med.cornell.edu

Administration Office

1320 York Avenue, HT-621
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-4007
Fax: (646) 962-0215
medicinefacultyservices
@med.cornell.edu

Residency Office

530 East 70th Street, M-507
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-4749
Fax: (212) 746-6692
NYPCornell-IMResidency
@med.cornell.edu

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