Celebrating Excellence: BWHers Receive Partners in Excellence Awards
To Pete Linck, “Partners in Excellence” means a commitment to helping one another.
“I have so much trust in everyone I work with,” said Linck, manager of Office Services and a past Partners in Excellence (PIE) Award recipient, as he spoke to an audience during the annual PIE Awards celebration on Feb. 14.
“We work among great people who do amazing things each day. If it weren’t for all of these incredible efforts, my team would not be here. We come here every day ready to work hard and contribute wherever possible.”
More than 85 individuals from BWH, the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center were honored during the 21st annual PIE Awards ceremony. Additionally, 36 project teams, collectively amounting to another 851 staffers, including Linck and his colleagues from Audiovisual Services, were nominated by their peers. The awards recognize employees for their outstanding contributions to the Partners HealthCare mission.
Among the individual recipients was Jane O’Donnell, a practice manager at Hyde Park Primary Care. She was nominated by her colleagues for lobbying to have a crosswalk placed in front of the building to improve safety. Among the teams honored with a PIE Award was the Comunidad en Acción team at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center for its work to help Spanish-speaking patients learn more about preventing and managing diabetes. In addition, the team works hard to ensure patients can collaborate and connect with their medical team and each other.
During the ceremony, held in Bornstein Amphitheater, Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, shared her gratitude and pride, emphasizing that PIE recipients “play a vital role in fulfilling our precious mission.”
“This is a very special event because it highlights the work of the remarkable staff who make our hospital shine,” Nabel said. “Our PIE recipients truly go above and beyond in carrying out our mission.”
Sabrina Williams, MBA, interim vice president of Human Resources, served as the ceremony’s emcee and reflected on the extraordinary efforts of this year’s recipients.
“Because of all of you, we are one of the top hospitals in the world,” Williams said. “Every day, your passion, purpose, skill and innovation touch so many lives.”
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