Jefferson Medical Center names Quality Service Award winner for fourth quarter

RANSON, W.Va. — Ellen Edwards, environmental services department, was recently named WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for the fourth quarter 2016.

Edwards was nominated by several colleagues for going the extra mile for coworkers, as well as patients and visitors. Recently, she noticed that a patient who was gravely ill had multiple visitors/family members present. She asked if a courtesy cart would be appropriate. Not only was it her idea, but she went to the kitchen, stocked the cart and brought it back for the family.

Each quarter, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes: demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities, displaying exceptional dependability, exhibiting effective relationships with others, displaying a commitment to service and serving the Jefferson Medical Center community, and meeting the criteria for the University Healthcare mission, vision and values.