BWFH employees honored at 21st Annual PIE Awards
At the 21st Annual Partners in Excellence Award Ceremony at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, those staff members who go above and beyond were honored for their commitment to our patients, their families and each other. Nominated by their colleagues, PIE Award winners are recognized for the significant contributions they make in the areas of Quality Treatment and Service, Leadership and Innovation, Teamwork, Operational Efficiency, Outstanding Community Contributions and Sustainability. This year, seven individuals and three teams from BWFH received PIE Awards.
At the award ceremony, officiated by Executive Director of Human Resources Laura Barnett, President Michael Gustafson, MD, MBA, welcomed this year’s winners and thanked them for their dedication. “I want to personally thank you all for your dedication to our patients, visitors and staff at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. While we can only select a few recipients for Partners in Excellence Awards each year, every one of you here today exemplifies the kind of hard work and caring nature that makes our hospital such a great place to work and receive care,” he said.
Dr. Gustafson went on to describe the hard work of some of this year’s PIE Award winners and outlined some of the changes and improvements BWFH as a whole was able to accomplish this year. “I firmly believe that great things have happened right here at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in the past year. From award recognitions that distinguish BWFH as a top tier institution to groundbreaking surgeries that garner international news coverage to developing best practices that are being shared at conferences across the country, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is uniquely positioned to continue delivering the best possible care to our patients and their families for decades to come,” he said. “And I can’t stress this enough – none of these accomplishments would be possible without your dedication to our mission of serving others. Three hundred and sixty five days a year, you serve our patients, you serve their families and you serve our visitors and all who come through our doors. And, perhaps most importantly, your unwavering dedication is most evident in your service to each other.”
Brigham Health Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Walls, MD, FAAEM, FRCPC, also offered his congratulations. “While we’re here today to honor a few select individuals and teams, I want to congratulate everyone at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital for your continued commitment to those you serve each day,” he said.
Following the ceremony, winners and guests were invited to a reception in the Mary Ann Tynan Conference Center, where, of course, pie was served.
To see more photos from the event, visit the BWFH Facebook page.
2016 Partners in Excellence Award Winners
Migdalia De Jesus
Team Leader: John Dantona
GIP Hospice Team
Team Leaders: John Halporn and Cori Loescher
Mary Beth Barry
Materials Management Distribution Team
Team Leader: Jonathan Santiago
Christian De Los Santos
In addition to the individuals and teams being recognized at BWFH’s PIE Award Ceremony, additional staff members are also being recognized later this year for their participation on PHS PIE Award winning teams:
Emergency Medicine Steering Committee
Partners Colorectal Surgery Collaborative Team
Partners Penicillin and Cephalosporin Hypersensitivity Pathway