Five Covenant Health employees were named recipients of 2018 Cardiac Services Excellence awards in recognition of their exemplary care of heart patients, outstanding performance in cardiac services, and demonstrating Covenant Health’s Standards and Behaviors and Pledge of Excellence.

The Cardiac Services Excellence awards were presented recently by Neil Heatherly, chief administrative officer  at Parkwest Medical Center and administrative leader for Covenant Health’s cardiac service line. 
The 2018 honorees are:

Craig Betson, shift leader, intermediate care unit, Parkwest Medical Center

April Clark, RN, cardiac cath lab, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System

David Howard, cardiovascular invasive services coordinator, LeConte Medical Center

Sam Kirk, cardiovascular invasive services coordinator, Methodist Medical Center

Linda Wright, cardiovascular intensive care unit/cardiovascular stepdown manager, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
The honorees were nominated by their facilities and selected by a committee representing cardiac services throughout the health system. The nominations mentioned attributes such as always putting patients first, collaboration, leadership, positive attitudes and willingness to serve as preceptors and teachers.

“It was inspiring just to read the nominations of these employees,” said Heatherly. “These professionals serve as role models for their co-workers and they demonstrate our Pledge of Excellence every day through the care they provide to our patients.  We are fortunate to have them in cardiac services at Covenant Health.”