19 Feb OMC Recognizes Four Heart Center Employees
OMC Recognizes Four Heart Center Employees for Providing Excellent Behind-the-Scenes Service and Care
The Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners recognized four outstanding employees from the Olympic Medical Heart Center at a virtual board meeting recently, acknowledging their commitment to bringing excellent service and care to the Heart Center while also supporting the wider OMC community.
As part of the Heart Center team, the recognized employees worked to both support patients and team members in the Heart Center during the COVID-19 pandemic while also volunteering time and resources to the OMC vaccine clinic over the past few weeks.
Chief Executive Officer Darryl Wolfe presented the awards to the Heart Center employees, consisting of Marissa Adams, Amanda Dubeau, Cynthia Ramirez, RN, and Julie Sexton. Leonard Anderson, Heart Center Director, also shared comments, saying, “The four Heart Center staff being recognized have been key to keeping the Heart Center services up and running given the safety measures dictated by COVID-19. Though much of the work they have done has been in the background and will never be seen by the patients, providers or even some co-workers, we recognize their work today.”
Anderson also shared words about each honoree, first saying about Referral Coordinator Marissa Adams: “Marissa provides our patients with excellent customer service and is greatly appreciated by all those she works with in the Heart Center. Over the past month, Marissa has also been one of many people that stepped up and volunteered to support the employee COVID-19 vaccine clinic, spending long days working registration in addition to completing her usual functions in the Heart Center.”
Customer Service Assistant Amanda Dubeau’s work ethic at the Heart Center has been admirable, said Anderson, adding that, because of Dubeau, “the Heart Center comradery and support among the team is some of the best I’ve seen in my time here, and her positivity and empathy make her a valuable asset to OMC.”
As a nurse in the Heart Center, Cynthia Ramirez, RN, is appreciated for her ability to recognize and solve issues as they arise and for her willingness to dive into the hard work of improving workflows within the Heart Center. “The amount of work she has been doing in the background coordinating with the cardiology team, clinics and providers deserves both recognition and a thank you!” said Anderson.
According to Anderson, Office Supervisor Julie Sexton has been a key part of the team that scheduled over 1,200 OMC employees for their COVID-19 vaccinations. “Julie has scheduled and rescheduled literally thousands of employee vaccination appointments over the past weeks,” said Anderson. “If you are employed by OMC and have received or will receive a COVID-19 vaccination, you likely have been helped by Julie in some way, shape or form.”
“These four have been an incredible asset to the Heart Center, and their dedication to bringing their best selves to our patients, the Heart Center team and the OMC community deserves to be recognized,” said Anderson.