May 16, 2018

Michigan Medicine supervisors, teams win Staff Impact Awards

Inaugural honors recognize staff, supervisors and teams that make an impact with their work, locally and beyond

Ypsilanti Health Center, Michigan Medicine Family Medicine and Pediatrics

Ypsilanti Health Center

From left: Kathryn Scott, Marsha Lathion, Courtney Purifoy, Jaclyn Barrett, Layla Mohammed, Stephen Warnick, Laura Crespo Albiac, Sulan Green, Anna McEvoy, David Schrock, Uche George-Nwogu, Barb Allison, Ladele Cochran, Michelle Drake, Karen Layher and Cynthia Rentschler

Two supervisors and three teams from Michigan Medicine have received inaugural U-M Staff Impact Awards.

The Staff Impact Awards celebrate those who champion volunteerism and service within the University, and who find ways to collaborate across units and find solutions to make the workplace better for all. The award recognizes staff, supervisors and teams that make an impact with their work, locally and beyond.

At a May 14 ceremony, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty and members of the award selection committee presented certificates to the honorees.

“The amazing dedication, effort and talent of our staff is absolutely critical for us to meet our missions of education and care,” Hegarty said. “Which is why I am so passionate about honoring and celebrating your truly transformative service with these awards. I am truly in awe of your efforts and the work we all do as a staff community.”

Michigan Medicine supervisor award recipients:

  • Stephanie Salazar, program manager, Department of Psychiatry Depression Center
  • Jeffrey Boots, facilities coordinator, NorthStar Reach

Michigan Medicine team award recipients:

  • Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Ypsilanti Health Center, Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Hope Clinic, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center

Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources, encouraged attendees to make new connections and continue their exceptional work.

“We celebrate what we value,” Thomas said. “And we value you, along with all staff, for sharing your energy and spirit to make a positive impact at U-M and beyond.”