Late last month, the Department of Security and Parking held its annual appreciation and awards event. The festive evening featured lip-synched performances by the department’s own Bob Donaghue, Earl Strong, Gabriel Legesse and Ean Corduff, who nicknamed themselves “Maroon 4” for the event, as well as dinner, music and the presentation of several awards.
“Our staff’s work directly influences the experience of so many people who come to the Brigham,” said Robert Chicarello, director of Security and Parking.
Added Donaghue, operations manager for the department: “The awards night is a small way to thank staff for what they do every day, which is incredible.”
This year’s Security Award winners were Arthur Hoffman (Officer of the Year), John Gomes (Dispatcher of the Year) and Sgt. Troy Askew (Supervisor of the Year). Parking Award winners were Chafik Essaouabi (Valet of Year), Khadda El Bouazzaoui (Supervisor of the Year), Ines Perez (Transporter of the Year), Joan Welch (Customer Service Person of the Year), Shewengzaw Chala (Cashier of the Year), Esteban Bonilla-Perez (80 Francis St. Garage Employee of the Year) and Geylor Espinal and Khadda El Bouazzaoui (Excellence in Patient Care Award Winners).
The event also recognized Boston Police and the city’s first-responders, several of whom attended with their families, for their response to the events of Jan. 20 at BWH.