Interventional Nephrology Program Coordinator receives PIE Award
Nominated in the category of Quality Treatment and Service, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Interventional Nephrology Program Coordinator Migdalia De Jesus was recently awarded with a Partners in Excellence (PIE) Award.
De Jesus was nominated for a PIE Award by a group of her colleagues that included Interventional Radiology/Nephrology Staff Nurse Mary Diauto, Interventional Radiology/Nephrology Supervisor Jeff Elwood, Director of Interventional Nephrology Dr. Dirk Hentschel and Renal Physician Dr. Adina Voiculescu. In their nomination, the group praised De Jesus for her professionalism, good work and impressive communication and organizational skills.
“Ever since her first day of employment, she has provided outstanding services for the complicated and chronically ill patients with dialysis access dysfunction often in need of urgent treatment. She goes above and beyond any imaginable effort to streamline the complex process around dialysis access procedures: obtaining information from dialysis units, contacting patients and family members and scheduling procedures or surgeries, as well as the often associated needs for dialysis and admissions. She is a master of calm communication, putting at ease anyone she is talking to, may they be stressed or frightened. She has even developed teaching tools for other schedulers to learn the more involved EPIC pathways for Interventional Nephrology,” they wrote. “She is the foundation on which the high impact, high energy and high acuity Interventional Nephrology team rests.”
For De Jesus, receiving a PIE Award is a great honor, particularly because she was nominated by her team. “You never know what the people around you are going through, whether it be patients or the people you work beside,” she says. “I try to extend my services every day, especially kindness because it goes a long way. I am truly honored that my team recommended me for the PIE Award. I would like to say thank you very much to the physicians, nurses and techs for your support and recognition.”