RANSON, W.Va. – West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently announced its employee Jewel Award winners for the fourth quarter 2009. Award categories include Ruby, Emerald and Diamond and each award has specific criteria for selection.
The “Ruby” Award represents richness and warmth in the delivery of care and this individual demonstrates a willingness to assist patients, staff and others with knowledge and experience. This person is open to new ideas and ways of providing exceptional service. The Ruby Award was presented to Megan Reese.
The “Emerald” Award represents bright, clear and nearly flawless, and is one of the most highly valued of all gems, known for its transparency. This award recipient is an asset for his/her ability to be flexible in roles. The Emerald Award was presented to Brenda Morrison.
The “Diamond” Award represents the ability to withstand great pressure and temperature. This individual displays many brilliant qualities and is appreciated for his/her fine characteristics. The Diamond Award was presented to Alice Hoopaugh.
In addition to the Jewel Awards, the HERO Award was created as an Administrator’s Award. It stands for “H
elping to E
xtend to our community by R
eaching out to O
thers”. The HERO Award was presented to Erica Cupp from the lab. During morning rounds, she discovered a newborn in distress on the OB unit and notified nursing personnel.
Each of the award winners is pictured with their respective certificates during a recent ceremony.