RISE: Recognizing Inspirational Superior Effort
The HWCOM Administrative and Staff Employee Recognition Program, R.I.S.E., has been designed to recognize, motivate, and reward the outstanding performance of full-time, part-time, and temporary administrative and staff employees of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
"This program is designed not just to recognize, but to motivate, and reward outstanding performance," said Dr. John A. Rock,Founding Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs.
The idea for R.I.S.E. was established by one of the initiatives of the HWCOM 2015-2020 Strategic Plan which sets forth Faculty and Staff Success as one of five key strategic goals that will impact the achievement of HWCOM’s vision.
Employees are recognized in three categories. Teamwork, Service Excellence, and Extra Mile. All HWCOM employees or students can submit nominations.
Thirty-three employees were nominated for the inaugural awards; twelve rose to the occasion and were announced as the inaugural R.I.S.E. winners during the HWCOM 2016 holiday luncheon.
Here is the list of winners:
Teamwork (2 winning teams)
This category was designed to recognize teams that build collaborative relationships across different departments; successfully complete impactful projects; and show respect for others. Each winner received a $150 Publix Gift Card and an HWCOM embroidered shirt.
Team 1, Nominated by Dr. Eneida Roldan
Ferinelys Cabrera, Dr. Eneida Roldan, Mariel Gutierrez, Julia Perez
Team 2, Nominated by Fadoua Belmekki
Above: Fadoua Belmekki. Below, winners: Viviana Jacobs, Abigail Dominguez, Beatrice Ortiz
Service Excellence (3 Winners)
This category was designed to recognize employees that provide excellent assistance; cultivate relationships that help address customer needs; and resolve concerns in a professional and effective manner. Each winner received a $150 Publix Gift Card, a $150 Target Gift Card, and an HWCOM embroidered shirt.
Lorraine Nowakowski and winner Maria Martinez
Dr. Onelia Lage and winner Valeria Raventos
Winner Lisa Riolo (nominated by Dr. Gagani Athauda) and Prof. Georg Petroianu
Extra Mile (3 Winners)
This category was designed to recognize employees that perform above and beyond their regular responsibilities and make significant contributions that positively impact the HWCOM mission. Each winner received a $300 Publix Gift Card, a $300 Target Gift Card, and an HWCOM embroidered shirt.
Sachay Liriano and winner Jonathan Gutierrez
Winner Natasha Lopez with Dr. Nana Garba
Winner Juan Oves, Jr., (nominated by Bailey Roberts), and Jessica Lewis