Honoring SPIRIT at MHRI

Barbara (Barb) Rector was awarded the SPIRIT of Excellence Award for the third quarter of 2018 during a presentation at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Barbara is a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator for the Oncology Department at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Nominated by Mahsa Mohebtash, MD, Medical Director, Franklin Square Cancer Center at Loch Raven, the award was presented by Mary Anne Hinkson, Vice President of Research Operations.

Barb was recognized for her patient first approach and display of compassion to every patient she encounters. Her work is personal as she is a cancer survivor. She worked as a nurse in the oncology unit to help the cancer patient population and then joined the research program where she continues her efforts in supporting patients and their treatment options.

“Barb is an incredible patient advocate” said Mahsa Mohebtash. “She is very enthusiastic to learn new knowledge and to integrate them in her daily work. She treats everybody equally and respectfully.”

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. Nominations for the first quarter of 2019 are due by February 15.

Learn more on the SPIRIT StarPort page or contact [email protected].