MHRI…Step Right Up!

In December, MHRI associates took some time out of their busy schedules to celebrate the successes of 2019 with their fellow associates. These events are also our opportunity to recognize associates with milestone years of service with MedStar Health.

Through feedback and collaboration with our Associate Engagement Committee, we moved to two parties for this year. Both celebrations brought together leadership and associates to embrace our circus/carnival theme, “Step Right Up!”. This year we recognized excellence as we acknowledged our High Recruitment Studies that have reached their goals.  We also recognized our 2019 SPIRIT Award Recipients: the Ryan White Team, Allison Selman-Lovell and Surafel Zenebe.  Our associate recognition program, KUDOS was highlighted as we congratulated individuals for sending and receiving Kudos from one another.  We played a competitive game of trivia that challenged our knowledge of carnivals, state fairs and the circus. The events also featured our service award presentations and our wonderful raffle and associate gifts!  

Thank you to all of our MHRI performers and ringleaders, who achieve great things through the year on a daily basis and help make a difference in the lives of our patients and the organization they represent.

Many thanks to all the associates who assisted with planning, set-up, and clean up at each location. Your efforts made the events a success! Thank you to all the associates who brought a donation for Dr. Bear’s Closest at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. We’d also like to thank Amy Avergas and Karen Vaughan for organizing donations from the Greater Baltimore Oncology Nurse Society. More than 60 toys were donated to help children and their siblings celebrate this season.

Congratulations to our service award recipients for your years of dedicated service to MedStar. Your work and support allow us to continue our commitment to advancing health in our community.

25 Years of Service
Barbara Rector

20 Years of Service
Grace Nasrallah
Petros Okubagzi
Mary Park
Jianhui Zhu

15 Years of Service
Lin Han
Suman Singh

10 Years of Service
Rachel Campbell
Brandon Clark
Teshome Deksissa
Stephen Fernandez
Xia Liu
Theresa Moriarty
Patricia Tanjutco

5 Years of Service
Abdul Naser Alkhalil
Susan Cranford
Abera Dengezo
Preethy Feit
David Gaviria-Munoz
Daniel Hoffman
Matthew Hoffman
Audrey Jenkins
Ji Jin
Chad League
Florence Mwicigi
Sarah Null
Shreejana Pokharel
Kevin Reeves
Timothy Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez-Weisson
Christina Stanger
Sharon Taho
Surafel Zenebe
Amir Ali Zohdi­­­­­

You may view and download photos here, along with the slide presentations: https://medstar.box.com/s/bxxjifzfjx9534514to36rjxjjajqrfn