receive AREA awards for job well done
AREA (Accountability, Respect, Excellence Applause) awards were given
to employees who have gone above and beyond their job description and have
demonstrated actions exemplary to the mission, visions and values of the
Medical Center and Medical University.
Employees received a $50 gift certificate to either Citadel or Northwoods
mall. The employees were the following:
- Ray Bogert, University Transportation:
Bogert demonstrated thoughtfulness and pride in his work when he saw a
lady running for the bus. Instead of leaving her and making her late for
work, Bogert waited for her.
- J. Brian Byrd, CDAP Psychiatry: Byrd goes
out of his way to make patients feel welcome and taken care of. He checks
on patients even when he is not working.
- Iola Powell, Accounts Payable: Powell
demonstrated great initiative and went above and beyond the scope of her
- Richard Robinson, Physical Plant: Robinson
was extremely helpful in moving two of the digestive disease central SRCP
rooms in radiology. He was efficient and responsible and took pride in
getting his job done creatively and efficiently.
- Paula Seelbinder, Enrollment Services:
Seelbinder demonstrated a cheerful, cooperative and helpful attitude in
a stressful, frantic environment.
- Sylvia Crews, 10East: Crews was recognized
for going out of her way to accommodate a patient. She took a patient's
clothes to her own home and washed them since the patient's family was
from out of town and unable to. Crews also offered to wash the patient's
clothes weekly until the patient was discharged.
- Eric Larson and Alan
Phillips, Meducare: Larson and Phillips arranged for an MUSC ambulance
to be at the Reindeer Run on Kiawah Island. As a result of being there,
when a runner suffered a cardiac arrest they were able to successfully
resuscitate the runner on the scene through their quick and professional
- Georgette “Gigi” Smith, Clinical Neurophysiology
Services: Smith was recognized by a patient's parents for going the extra
mile in arranging for the special needs of the patient as they were trying
to come from Utah to MUSC for a consultation. Smith spent numerous hours,
many after work hours due to the time difference, to coordinate many different
arrangements. They expressed that without Smith their trip would have been