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July 2016 SOTM Winners

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Jul 21, 2016 3:55:31 PM
 Honoring Another Set of Stellar Scribes!


The PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program, Scribe of the Month (SOTM), spotlights our scribes who go above and beyond. We look for hard working individuals who embody the essence of what it means to be a scribe; those who are sincere, caring, responsive, innovative, balanced and efficient. 

How it Works
Each month, outstanding scribes are nominated as SOTM. At the end of 2016, one of these scribes will be rewarded as Scribe of the Year for their excellence and service. Learn more about the PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program here

Do you have a hard-working scribe on your team? Click here to nominate them! 

Huong Pham - Dallas, tx


Reason for Nomination
Huong is dedicated to her role as Chief Scribe, going above and beyond for her Dallas/Kaufman team. She makes sure the physicians needs are met, even when it means picking up shifts at short notice or staying late.
What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "It was a good way to get healthcare exposure, although I never expected to become so invested in my team. Scribing became more than a job. I learned more about the providers and their personal treatment preferences and how to effectively communicate with patients as well as peers."

Do you have a hidden talent?
"I'd consider myself a pretty good artist, preferring pencil and charcoal mediums, as well as digital media. I'm also pretty good with do-it-yourself projects."


Rebecca Harner - Festus, mo


Reason for Nomination 
Rebecca has shown consistent leadership by working long hours while remaining positive and steadfast. All the tireless work she's done during several months of understaffing is commendable.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I wanted to become a scribe because it seemed like a great way to get exposure in emergency medicine."

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
"Oh, it would be very spicy Thai noodles with chicken!"


Phillip Link - Memphis, TN


Reason for Nomination 
Phillip has worked with PhysAssist  Scribes for just over two years. In that time, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Not only does he work all of the major winter holidays, he has provided tremendous stability to the team. He is a great friend and co-worker to his fellow scribes and indispensable to the physician group.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
He states: "I became a scribe to witness and be a part of hands-on exposure to medicine. I also knew that I would see many clinical skills that would one day be useful in medical school."

Who inspires you?
"Dr. Mindy Longjohn. She's always a joy to work with and is great with the kids and the families who come through LeBonheur. I hope to be half the doctor she is one day."


Alyssa carroll - Philadelphia, pa


Reason for Nomination
Alyssa has recently taken on more responsibilities and has been a great help to her team. She has dealt with difficult facility contacts and has overcome obstacles to help with onboarding.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I wanted to be a scribe to learn as much as possible [about medicine]. I've always been interested in working in the medical field and this was the best fit for me at this time in my life."

How do you spend your free time?
"I love warm weather, the ocean and curling up with a good book at the beach. And a good book with a cup of coffee in the morning."


Emily Able - Tuscaloosa, al


Reason for Nomination
While some may crack under the pressure of being pre-med and carrying a full-time job, Emily has thrived. She goes from working a graveyard shift straight to class and then back to work. Despite many sleepless nights, she continues to pick up shifts for other scribes without complaining. She truly cares about maintaining the integrity of our scribe program and goes above and beyond to ensure our new scribes are prepared.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "It gives me insight into my future career. I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. This job has given me the opportunity to solidify that choice. It is the absolute coolest job that a pre‐med student could ever have. We get to see so many amazing things and learn an incredible amount in preparation for medical school."

Who inspires you?
"My Papa is the biggest inspiration in my life. He is incredibly hardworking but never expects to be rewarded for it. He believes in helping others whenever possible and in giving as much of yourself to others as you can. Seeing how much he has given to my Nana, my family and everyone he interacts with inspires me every day to give a little more of myself to those around me."


Hailey Chan - Harvey, il


Reason for Nomination 
Hailey has all the qualities a great scribe should possess. She always has an excellent attitude and a huge smile on her face. She's always helpful with picking up shifts and emergency coverage. From the start, she has been anxious to help and was recently promoted to trainer. Recently one of our providers told us just how great she is! Keep up the great work Hailey!

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I heard about the amazing experiences that can come out of it. I wanted to get exposure and work in the field that I have always envisioned myself in."

What would be your dream vacation?
"I have always wanted to go back to Hong Kong, where my family is from. My dream vacation would be to go there with my parents and learn about how they were raised. I would love to see the places that meant a lot to them and even discover new places together!"


Wyatt kittilstved - SpokanE, wa


Reason for Nomination
Wyatt is known to pick up last-minute shifts at the drop of a hat. He is a constant leader on our team, and is well liked by the ED staff and physicians. He brings a constant positive attitude and makes our entire zone easier to work in. He always has a smile on his face and is one our fastest charters, trainers and scribes. Wyatt delivers his best and does a fantastic job with his charting and advanced support.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
He states: "I saw people I knew start to work closely with physicians witnessing advanced practice in a hospital setting. I saw them getting to know their way around the hospital and building relationships that really mattered. I wanted to be a part of that."

How do you prefer to spend your free time?
"I really like spending time outdoors doing anything from hiking to running. I also enjoy volunteering and working with the community."


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