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Credo Award Winner

Tonya Remington, LPN, excels in all five General Surgery clinics

“We provide excellence in healthcare, research and education. We treat others as we wish to be treated. We continuously evaluate and improve our performance.”

by January 12, 2018

Photo by Anne Rayner.

Tonya Remington, LPN for the VUMC General Surgery Clinic, received a Credo Award for her work in all five general surgery clinics — surgical specialties, trauma/burn, general surgery, colorectal and liver/kidney transplant.

Credo Awards, given quarterly, honor employees who exemplify the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Credo: “We provide excellence in healthcare, research and education. We treat others as we wish to be treated. We continuously evaluate and improve our performance.” Winners of the Credo Award receive $500 and an Elevate gift bag.

“She is proactive and assists the staff with questions, even after work hours and on the weekends…She is open and communicates effectively with everyone. Her assistance has helped lower the stress associated with changing to the new E-star system.”

After 10 years at Vanderbilt, Remington moved to the General Surgery Clinic in 2016, proving a mastery of work in all five clinical areas.

“She is one of the hardest working employees at VUMC,” her nomination letter for the award said. “She is professional and courteous. She places patient safety and satisfaction above all else. The patients and other staff love her…She is an excellent resource and is full of creative ideas on how to make VUMC a better place for patients and employees.”

When the Epic/E-star system implementation began Remington took initiative to become an expert, help others learn the system and was nominated to represent the clinic to share her ideas with nursing leadership.

“Tonya is our clinic preceptor for the new Epic/E-star system and she has excelled in that role,” the letter continued. “She is proactive and assists the staff with questions, even after work hours and on the weekends…She is open and communicates effectively with everyone. Her assistance has helped lower the stress associated with changing to the new E-star system.”

Remington, who picked up the award at the December Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly, said that being part of a team that helps patients motivates her.

“Being presented with the Credo Award was a humbling experience,” she said.

“I am thankful to be able to help my fellow co-workers to grow and succeed, and to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families.”

To place a nomination for an Elevate Credo Award, Five Pillar Leader Award, or Team Award, visit the Elevate website to fill out a nomination form. Employees demonstrate credo behaviors when: they make those they serve the highest priority; respect privacy and confidentiality; communicate effectively; conduct themselves professionally; have a sense of ownership; and are committed to their colleagues. Elevate award nominations are accepted year round. If a nomination is received after the cut off for quarterly award selection, the nomination will be considered for the next quarter. VUMC Voice will post stories on each of the award winners in the weeks following their announcement.

 

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