Antoinette Newman Honored with the Second Quarter SPIRIT of Excellence Award

By MedStar Health

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On Tuesday, August 9, Antoinette Newman, clinical research assistant in the Oncology Research department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), was honored with the SPIRIT of Excellence Award.

Neil Weissman, MD, president of MHRI, was on hand to present the award to Antoinette, after hearing remarks from Anna’s colleagues and managers on her dedication to her patients.

Antoinette was nominated by Brandi Robinson, Program Manager, Oncology Research at MWHC, for her commitment and efforts to be a trusted resource and voice for her patients. Her patients routinely ask about her when they visit the clinic. Her commitment to patient health can be further seen in the weekend work she has done to accommodate patient schedules. Additionally, Antoinette has shown her innovation in recruiting minority patients, through her implementation of a care package delivered to potential trial participants.

The SPIRIT Award is given to recognize and reward one associate (management or non-management) each quarter who excels in Service, Patient First, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork.

To nominate a co-worker for a SPIRIT Award, fill out and submit the nomination form at


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