Rewarding SPIRIT Values in Our Associates

Rewarding SPIRIT Values in Our Associates

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Patricia Evans, senior financial analyst in the Office of Financial Management, was presented with the SPIRIT of Excellence Award for the 2016 fourth quarter. Joined by fellow associates in the University Town Center office, the award was presented by Neil Weissman, MD, president of MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI).

Ms. Evans was nominated for the SPIRIT Award by Jim Reisert, Assistant Vice President of Financial Operations for MHRI. “She helps cultivate a workplace where we work together and help each other in both the big and little things,” said Mr. Reisert. Dr. Weissman also shared how he feels that Ms. Evans showcases the SPIRIT of MedStar, in that her actions reflect the community that MHRI has built.

In addition to her everyday SPIRIT and pride in her work, Ms. Evans also launched the University Town Center Lunch and Learn programs. “Knowing that she had skills other associates would value,” said Mr. Reisert, “she decided others must have those skills as well.” She is always willing to share her knowledge and work with associates to complete work more effectively and efficiently.

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. Nomination submissions for the first quarter of 2017 are due by February 15. Learn more on the SPIRIT StarPort page or contact

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