A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon virtual video was posted September 21 announcing this year’s recipients. More than 130 nominees were acknowledged, with recipients announced from a pool of 55 area hospitals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Luncheon was cancelled in June.
The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqZxnZz9Tt4&t=7s.
“We want this to be a memorable day for these outstanding North Texas hospital employees,” said Jen Miff, President of the DFWHC Foundation. “The goal of these awards is to recognize hospital staff who contribute to exceptional patient and community experiences. Given the global pandemic, it is more important than ever to honor our healthcare heroes as they work tirelessly to support patients, the community, and each other. We would like to congratulate all nominees and recipients. It is our distinct honor to applaud each and every one of them.”
• Dr. Jennifer Coffman, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
• Clarence Griffith, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas
• Masoud Elmaawy, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
• Ryan Baker, Senior Project Manager, Children’s Health
Community Service Award
• Kiele Samuel, Registered Nurse, Children’s Health
Special Recognition Awards
• Hector Murillo, Registered Nurse, Children’s Medical Center Legacy
• Loan VanAuker, Infection Prevention, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie
• Jamie Harrington, NICU Nurse, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
• Janaki Subramanian, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Employee of the Year Awards
• Sara Landsee, RN Trauma Coordinator, Texas Health Frisco
• Jessica Lamarre, Registered Nurse, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano
• Christy Boucher, RN Emergency Services, Medical City Arlington
• Kaelea Butterfield, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Medical City Dallas
Rex McRae Scholarship
• Michelle Fraile, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
ACHE North Texas Scholarship
• Mackenzie Wood, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Board members of the North Texas chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) judged the nominations in August. Individual and hospital names were removed in advance and selections were based entirely on the facts presented within the form letter. Nominees were separated into four categories of hospitals including 1-99 beds, 100-250 beds, 251-499 beds and 500-plus beds.
The 2020 sponsors were:
• Hall Render
• CampbellWilson, LLP
• Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
• Keystone Healthcare Partners
• GroupOne Background Screening
• Baylor Scott & White Health
• Children’s Health
• Cook Children’s
• Medical City Healthcare
• Methodist Health System
• Texas Health Resources
• UT Southwestern.
The DFWHC Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 public charity with a mission to serve as a catalyst for continual improvement in community health and healthcare delivery through education, research, communication and collaboration.
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September 21, 2020
Chris Wilson, DFWHC