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F&A announces Employees of the Month

The university’s Finance & Administration (F&A) Division celebrated Employees of the Month for June at its monthly event on July 16. Employees of the Month are selected by the Rewards & Recognition Committee (RRC) from a list of all F&A Applause Award nominations for the month.
Each month, the F&A Division honors employees from the Engineering & Facilities, Finance, and Operations departments who were nominated for Applause awards for their commitment to excellent service.

Employees of the Month for June
Jim Hensley, Integrated Planning & Assessment (Engineering & Facilities)
Summary of the nomination: “This morning the Space Management Team had its annual Space Inventory survey appointment with the Ambulatory Care Operating Room. The department recently completed renovations to its allocated space, which is an important aspect for us to track. While Jim Hensley was out measuring another area on campus yesterday, he also decided to review and measure the Ambulatory Care Operating Room space, not knowing that I had an appointment with that department this morning. Jim made all corrections and updated the floor plans for us to take to our Space Survey appointment this morning. Jim’s hard work not only impressed our point of contact with Ambulatory Care, but made it possible for the department to standout in our preparedness and professionalism in servicing our customers in accordance with our MUSC Excellence Initiative Program. Jim’s dedication and strong work ethic should be applauded a thousand times over.”

Cathy Hyatt, Business Services (Operations)
Summary of the nomination: “Cathy Hyatt sets standards by which Excellence is measured. She has superb working knowledge of the record and information management systems and equipment which directly increases the university Records Center’s ability to access agency records quickly and efficiently. Defining actions above and beyond is not always easy. However, when a specific action is taken by an employee that reflects understanding of the situation and the potential impact exhibits the characteristic or organizational ownership, that employee should be recognized. Cathy demonstrates time-tested ability and capacity to perform beyond the range and scope of contemporaries. This is evident by the following customer’s e-mail: After producing record information pursuant to a subpoena, it was brought to my attention that a crucial piece of the medical record was (flight records) missing and could not be located in the patient’s chart or in the Meducare department. Cathy was notified of the situation and took immediate action to resolve it. She located the micro fiche reel, facilitated the prompt production of a duplicate reel, reprinted the record for me twice, personally delivered the report to me, and even had the film reprinted again at an offsite location in an effort to create the highest print quality for the requestor. Cathy’s action is an example of MUSC Excellence at work. She went above and beyond the call of duty to provide customer satisfaction not only for me, but for the requestor who has been left with a very positive impression of MUSC. She has been a joy to work with and certainly is an asset to our organization.”

Jerry Redmon, University Purchasing Services (Finance)
Summary of the nomination: “Jerry has been exceptional in assisting and guiding our department in the correct procedures of purchasing. He is very informative, addresses our questions, and processes our requests quickly and efficiently. Jerry is quite an asset to the Purchasing Department and this university due to his knowledge and expertise. We, therefore, would like Finance & Administration to recognize Jerry for the valuable and hard work he has done not only for our department but for this university.”
All Applause nominees for the month are presented with an MUSC Excellence mug. Applause recipients for the month of June were Donald Barnes, Transportation Services; Tonia Brown, Human Resources Management; Diane Campbell, Mail Services; Tylaunda Corbin, Employee Health Services; Geoffrey Cormier, Printing Services; Katannah Henry, Printing Services; James Hensley, Integrated Planning & Assessment; Cathy Hyatt, Records Center; Patti Kelly, Human Resources Management; Gail Kemp, Accounts Payable; Sandra Parker, Printing Services; and Jerry Redmon, Purchasing Services.
PEER Postcard recipient awards for June
The PEER Postcard is an employee thank you card used to recognize fellow F&A coworkers observed practicing standards of behaviors consistent with MUSC Excellence in the areas of service, finance, people, quality and growth.
The following employees were recognized as June recipients: Efren Almonte, James Aumock, David Blick, Kevin J. Boatwright, Kenneth Bostic, Ricky Bradley, Jan Brandenburg, Leslie Britton, Angelin Brown, DeOnatrae Brown, Tonia Brown, Marcus Brumbaugh, Johnny Burch Sr., Vannette Carr, Yolande Champion, Marcella Chambers, William Cochran III, Jeffrey Cook, Wanda Connor,  Mark Crowley, Lloyd Drayton, George Ellis, Phillip Evans, Monique Felder, John Fletcher, Kenneth Ford, Louis Franz, Brenda Gould, Tabatha Gregg, Curtis Hodnett, George Hutchinson, Michael Jarrett, Jason Just, Gail Kemp, Ben Laribo, Raymond Legare, Ranaldo Lettsome, Karim McFadden, Kevin  McMillan, Delores Mitchell, Henry Moultrie, Joseph Powell, Ben Ripmaster, Eugene Rivers, Daisy Robinson, Monique Robinson, Erica Roth, Keith Ryan, Mark Seprish, Carl Southard, Kay Thomas, Josh Turner, Cathy Valerio, Doug Waker, Anthony Whaley, Cliff Williams and Stephanie Wilson. 
RRC would like to recognize Richard Darnell who was a PEER Postcard recipient for May. His name was omitted in the previous Employee of the Month article.
Finance & Administration sponsors the Employee Appreciation Event, generally held on the third Wednesday of each month, to recognize Employee of the Month winners, as well as recipients of PEER Postcard milestones for service excellence.
The next F&A Employee of the Month event will be held Aug. 20. Employee recognition nominations are due by July 31.


Friday, July 25, 2008
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