This award is to recognize front line staff working in Sterile Processing. You must be a Sterile Processing Technician/Aide to apply.
2000 – FRANK GRAY, ETA CHAPTER
2001 – RACHEL WALSH, THETA CHAPTER
2002 – LOUIS KONSTANT, ETA CHAPTER
2003 – TRACEY SHOESMITH, DELTA CHAPTER
2004 – KRISTY TAYLOR, DELTA CHAPTER
2005 – SUSAN GUYEA, GAMMA CHAPTER
2006 – JANICE BELAIRE, GAMMA CHAPTER
2007 – LORRAINE D’ORAZIO, THETA CHAPTER
2008 – JEREMY LINWOOD, SIGMA CHAPTER
2009 – WILLIAM LAU, ETA CHAPTER
2010 – SUE HEMEON, GAMMA CHAPTER
2011 – TREVOR LEE, LAMBDA CHAPTER
2012 – KEVIN WAN, ETA CHAPTER
2013 – ELISE JOLIVET LEVESQUE, THETA CHAPTER
2014 – PENNY PEI, ETA CHAPTER
2015 – LUIS FIGUEIREDO, ETA CHAPTER
2017 – KAREN MERGAERT, THETA CHAPTER
A current voting member of the MDRAO.
Must attend the MDRAO Conference.
Must be nominated by a Manager, Supervisor or Peer (with Manager’s approval).
Must work as staff in the reprocessing department not the operating room.
Cannot have won the award before.
Has demonstrated excellence through involvement with one or more of the following: Education and training in Medical Device Reprocessing, a special project resulting in improvement to job process or design, teaching/motivating or mentoring others, development and/or implementation of an innovative idea, promotion of quality improvement.
The categories used in assessing the nominations for the Johnson & Johnson Award of Excellence are as follows:
Process Change – has the individual contributed to changes in process in the department or in other areas of the hospital.
Teaching Mentoring – does the individual contribute to the teaching process in the department or hospital.
Innovation – has the individual taken the initiative to implement change through a process that has not been attempted before or challenges the status quo.
Quality Improvement – has the individual improved the quality of the services provided by SPD by his or her actions.
One thousand ($1,000) dollars to be used for continuing education, contributing to career development in Medical Device Reprocessing. This could include course/seminar registration, materials, expenses, etc.
The MDRAO will pay the registration fee for the conference and one night hotel accommodation.