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‘Making a difference every day’

Physician of the Month
Dr. Lauren Yarrow, Psychiatry

Dr. Lauren Yarrow
“On 6E in Ashley River Tower, we have a patient who has been here for a long period of time due to complications she has experienced since her initial surgery. She has no family to visit her and she has been experiencing major depression. A great asset was having Lauren Yarrow as her physician. Lauren has worked closely with this patient and has made a huge positive difference in her life. It is not uncommon to have nurses go out and purchase items for patients. However, to have a physician go out and purchase a CD player for a patient and spend personal time at home burning CD’s, which are a collection of the patient’s favorite songs, is what I feel is going above and beyond and shows compassion that deserves great recognition.”
Nominated by Rhonda Flynn

Quarterly banner winner for patient satisfaction
The Rutledge Tower Ambulatory Surgery staff received the highest patient satisfaction score for outpatient surgery and procedures for the first quarter fiscal year 2011. Other winners are Children’s Hospital and Perinatal Services and Emergency Department, 7C and 7E; Adult Hospital and Emergency Department, 9E; Outpatient Services and Clinics (on campus pediatrics), RT 4Peds Pulmonary; Outpatient Services and Clinics (on campus adult), HCC 2 Thoracic Surgery; Outpatient Services and Clinics (on campus adult), RT10 Maxillofacial and RT 1 Sinus Center; Outpatient Services and Clinics (off campus), Mount Pleasant Cardiology; Outpatient Services and Clinics (off campus), East Cooper Hem/Onc; Institute of Psychiatry Inpatient Services, 4N; Institute of Psychiatry Outpatient Services, Behavioral Medicine; Most Improved Overall, RT 1 Pediatrics Neurology; Radiology, MH Radiology 3rd floor; Outpatient Surgery and Procedures, RT Ambulatory Surgery; and Outpatients Services, Ashley Avenue PT.

Employees of the Month
Joan Dolan, Reference & Specimen Referral
“I had to have some special blood work done that needed to be sent to a lab in Florida. Joan went beyond the call of duty by finding the lab, setting up an account with them, and arranging for special vials to be sent overnight. In addition, she arranged for the blood draw at HCC, met me there and sent the specimens back to the lab so we could have the results by Friday. 
Nominated by Candace F. Gillespie

Sheryl Naugle, RT Rheumatology Clinic
“Sheryl and I represented MUSC at the Santee Health Fair in Santee. We were giving bone scans to everyone we could accommodate. We really didn’t know what to expect, but we were there to serve the needs of the participants at this health fair. We had so many people who wanted to get the scan, we stayed about an hour after the time it was scheduled to close to give the scan to those who had waited. After they got their scans they commented to me how thorough and clear she was with the information she provided to them. She is an asset to MUSC and to the Rheumatology Clinic.
Nominated by Priscilla Parker

Lisa O’Reilly, PICU
“When a 4-year-old patient was admitted with newly diagnosed diabetes, her mother was overwhelmed with exhaustion and shaken by the diagnosis. The child lost her very first tooth that night. Her nurse, Lisa took it upon herself to bring the child a beanie baby and one dollar as the ‘tooth fairy.’ The child was ecstatic the next morning, hugging her stuffed animal as I educated her about diet and her mother was appreciative of the kind act. Lisa should be commended for her attention to detail and making this patient’s stay memorable for positive reasons.”
Nominated by Katherine Boyce

Carline Waiters, Environmental Services
‘Carline is a housekeeper on 7W. She is friendly and personable, and always willing to help. She greets patients by name and asks how they slept. She will happily escort patients to the restroom or give them a helping hand as they ambulate down the hallway. Carline has a smile that brightens everyone’s day.”
Nominated by Kelcy Dexter


Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

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