Brawler. Renegade. Warrior. Not words you would typically use to describe hospital employees. Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s employee recognition program, “Claxton Defenders,” shows that these are excellent characteristics in employees to ensure the best care is provided to patients. The following awards were made during a recent awards ceremony.
A Brawler effectively manages challenge and hardship, is strong and confident, and empowers others. The employee recognized as a Brawler was Josh Caruso, orthopedic physician assistant.
A Renegade is a troubleshooter and problem solver, an innovator, and continuously seeks improvement. The employee recognized as a Renegade was Andrea Chenier, MHU treatment coordinator.
A Warrior is a team player, is fully engaged in their role, and dependable and has the power to endure. The employee recognized as a Warrior was Nicole Bacon-Ward, HR assistant.
Each winner received flowers, a recognition certificate, gift cards, a special parking space, and lunch with Claxton-Hepburn CEO Rich Duvall at a restaurant of their choice. New Claxton Defenders will be recognized each quarter. Employees are nominated by co-workers and supervisors. The Claxton Defenders Employee Recognition Program is part of Claxton-Hepburn’s marketing campaign, “Tomorrow is worth defending.”
Shown in the photos are the Defender Award recipients. Left to right in the first photo are Duvall, Caruso, and Lou-Ann McNally Dusharm, executive director of HR and education. In the second photo are Duvall, Chenier, and McNally. In the third photo with Duvall and McNally is Bacon-Ward.