2009-05-01 / Community

SJEH Cites Employees For First Quarter

St. John's Episcopal Hospital named Tessy Peter, MD, Associate Chairperson of the Department of Family Practice.  St. John's Episcopal Hospital named Tessy Peter, MD, Associate Chairperson of the Department of Family Practice. St. John's Episcopal Hospital honors one employee each month who has made a difference or whose performance has gone beyond the call of duty. Many Employees of the Month are nominated by patients, their families and visitors. The winners receive a crystal star and a check for $100.

To encourage patients to make nominations for the Employee of the Month program, nomination forms are now available throughout the Hospital and on patient floors. The forms can be found in literature holders at the front desk in the lobby, the Ambulatory Care Center, and at nursing stations.

The Employees of the Month must demonstrate the core values adopted by St. John's of Responsibility, Compassion, Respect, Teamwork and Professionalism.

St. John's is proud to announce the first quarter winners of 2009:

JANUARY'S WINNER: Helen Locke-Davis.

Locke-Davis, a Nurse Tech I/PCA in the Emergency Department (ED), has been employed at St. John's since 1988. Several patients nominated her. They commended her for her courtesy, kindness and professionalism, and her ability to treat patients like family. Her supervisors agree, saying that Locke-Davis is a caring, respectful and conscientious team player. In addition to being a strong advocate for patient care, Locke-Davis involves herself in Hospital projects.

Helen Locke-Davis, Nurse Tech I/PCA, Emergency Department.  Helen Locke-Davis, Nurse Tech I/PCA, Emergency Department. When the Hospital's beautification program was launched, Locke-Davis was among the first to embrace the project, working tirelessly to keep the ED garden looking beautiful. Locke- Davis exemplifies the Hospital's core values of Responsibility, Compassion, Respect, Teamwork and Professionalism.

FEBRUARY'S WINNER: Vincent Marino.

Vincent "Vinny" Marino, a Registered Respiratory Therapist, has been employed at St. John's since 2004. He was nominated by a woman whose daughter was in his care nominated him. This relative cites Marino's caring and calm manner and his patience in thoroughly explaining each and every procedure. The family member believes that Marino was a major factor in the patient's recovery. Shera Foreman, Director of Respiratory Care, states that Marino is an asset to the Respiratory Department and the Hospital and completes each and every task assigned to him without hesitation. He is always willing to help out his co-workers and is an especially good example of St. John's core values of Compassion, Respect and Teamwork.

Employee of the Month of February was Vincent "Vinny" Marino, Respiratory Therapist. Employee of the Month of February was Vincent "Vinny" Marino, Respiratory Therapist. MARCH'S WINNER: Tessy Peter, MD.

Dr. Peter has been the Associate Chairperson of the Department of Family Practice since July 1996. She was nominated by the Tower 8 Nurse Manager, Hermelina Zabala, RN, who praises the doctor for her dedication and patience in providing education to her residents. Zabala notes that Dr. Peter always maintains her good nature, positive attitude and professionalism. Dr. Raymond Pastore, Chief Medical Officer, says that, "As an avid teacher, Dr. Peter is actively involved in modeling and molding our Family Practice residents. What a fine job she is doing! She is pro-active, remains current in her field of expertise, and is always willing to help with whatever project presents itself. She is a true asset to our institution."

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