We love the amazing job our scribes do day-in and day-out, so in the spirit of Valentine's Day we'd like to give a very special *we heart you and think you're awesome* shout-out to our 2015 Scribe of the Year and CTS of the Year. These two individuals embody the PhysAssist honor code--Sincere, Caring, Responsive, Innovative, Balanced and Efficient. Click here to learn more about our Scribe Recognition Program and to nominate a fellow scribe for a job well done!
2015 scribe of the year: Joseph Salazar - Suffern, NY
The Scribe of the Year (SOTY) award is bestowed upon scribes who have received Scribe Spotlight and Scribe of the Month recognition. The choices are narrowed down and candidates are asked to make a video on why they should be selected for SOTY.
About Joe: Joe Salazar has been a scribe at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, NY for almost two years and a trainer since this past summer. He has a background in the military but feels that his heart is in medicine. "Scribing has allowed me the opportunity to gain insight and be immersed in the medical field while still being able to go to school full-time."
Why we *heart* Joe: Selected not once, but twice for Scribe Spotlight, Joe shines at the Suffern team. Always one to pull for his ED scribe team, one nomination put it best:
"He is always a team player and helps out in the ED wherever he is needed. Joe has helped me and others when they needed a shift covered and he has always done it with a smile on his face."
Joe won Scribe of the Month in September 2015 for the Northeast Group and was selected from eight scribe stars as Scribe of the Year. Watch a little more about what makes Joe tick as a devoted scribe here:
2015 CTS of the Year: Ashley Verdun
The Certified Trainer Scribe of the Year (CTSOTY) award is presented in appreciation of outstanding teamwork, professionalism, leadership skills and commitment to PhysAssist Scribes while implementing new programs nationwide. Not only is this person a role model, they are an ambassador for the company, representing our motto and devotion to people helping people across the board.
About Ashley: Originally from Peoria, IL, Ashley has been with PhysAssist Scribes for five years, three of which she has acted as Lead Trainer and CTS. She has helped implement programs at more than 20 facilities across the country. A hard worker and devoted to the field. Ashley is aspiring for medical school. She chose this field because it is ever-evolving. "I like the dynamic nature of medicine that demands you stay on your toes," she says.
Why we *heart* Ashley: From the snow belts of Syracuse, NY, to the sunny sides of Titusville, FL, has logged in over 6,000 hours scribing for PhysAssist Scribes, sharing her knowledge and skills with tons of newly on-boarded scribes. She is the preeminent example of a CTS and Lead Trainer: dependable, trustworthy, flexible and hardworking, most of all, she is willing to do what it takes to make a new scribe program succeed.
Ashley's advice for other CTSs and scribes: "Be super flexible and don't ever freak out. Just roll with it and figure out how to fix any and every issue." We love that "staying on your toes" spirit, Ashley!