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Vidant Medical Center honors 2015 employee, leader, physician, team of the year

May 15, 2015 by Kathy Neal

GREENVILLE – Vidant Medical Center celebrated the hospital’s 2015 outstanding employee, leader, physician and team during the 17th annual employee recognition event, held May 11. Also honored were recipients of the annual Brody Award, which recognizes excellence in patient care.

President Brian Floyd congratulated the honorees. “Your commitment to excellence and positive ‘can-do’ attitude have made a strong impression on your peers, who nominated you for this award,” he said. “The honor reflects your professionalism and enthusiasm, which make you incredible co-workers and people who have a positive impact on our patients and families. Thank you for a job well done.”

The winners are listed below. More about their nominations may be found at the end of the release.
• Employee of the Year: Lottie Anne Mills, nurse, Radiology 
• Leader of the Year: Calvin Paries, director, Employee Assistance Program
• Physician of the Year: Dr. Frank Myles Parker, vascular surgeon with ECU Physicians and the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
• Department of the Year: Case Management Services
The Brody Award is sponsored by the Vidant Medical Center Foundation through a generous gift from the Brody families of Kinston and Greenville. Recipients are selected from the pool of nominees for employee of the year. 

Three individuals are chosen and recognized, respectively, as the most outstanding nurse, clinical support staff and allied health professional. Those selected for 2015 Brody awards were:

• Lottie Anne Mills, nurse, Radiology
• Clara Brown, unit secretary, Rehab Department (general)
• Glen Newman, physical therapy clinical specialist, Rehab Department

The event was organized by the medical center’s Recognition and Retention program. “Our professionals offer their compassion and skill every day to our patients, families and coworkers,” said Will Moore, program coordinator. “It is important for each of us to take a moment to recognize exceptional service provided by our peers.”

More information about the 2015 employee, leader, physician and department of the year: 
• Employee of the Year: Lottie Anne Mills, nurse, Radiology. She, “is an integral part of our Radiology team. From providing departmental in-services, recognition events and participating in community efforts supporting Joy Soup kitchen or Habitat for Humanity, Anne truly exemplifies our organizational mission,” said Jennifer Parnell, nominator and nurse manager, Radiology.
• Leader of the Year: Calvin Paries, director, Employee Assistance Program. Paries was praised for his innovation and kindness. “From introducing Work Life Services and providing counseling services to Vidant employees and their family members, Cal is compassionate about being a part of Vidant Health and always represents Vidant in a positive way,” said Cynthia Hinton, nominator and member of the EAP counseling team.
�� Physician of the Year: Dr. Frank M. Parker, a vascular surgeon with ECU Physicians and the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU. At the medical center, Dr. Parker has, “gained a special place in the hearts of many, including his patients, families, fellow surgeons, community physicians, students of all categories, staff and soldiers,” said nominator and nurse Alice Manuel. He also is known for recognizing nurse initiative and teamwork. “Nothing makes me happier than when I see nurses who identify problems and suggest solutions. They are the heart and soul of the care that every patient receives. ” 
• Department of the Year: Case Management Services. This 75-member team works with patients and their families to ensure that high-quality of care is received. Case managers also facilitate communication with internal provider services and with external community-based resources, ensuring that the patient and family experience a smooth transition from the hospital setting back home or to the next level of post-hospital care. In fiscal year 2014, they managed 50,339 cases. 
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