Wesley Medical Center Names Ann Dungan Employee of the Year
Managers of the Year Paula Ward and Helena Lasseter also Honored
Employee of the Year, Ann Dungan
Hattiesburg, MS – Wesley Medical Center proudly names Ann Dungan as the 2011 Employee of the Year. Dungan is a registered nurse who joined Wesley in May of 1990.
While she has held several positions – from staff nurse to Medical Auditor – in her 21 years at Wesley Medical Center, Dungan’s present role is that of Concurrent Coder. She works as a documentation specialist to help physicians by ensuring that medical documentation accurately reflects the needs of the patient and the care provided. She helped develop Wesley Medical Center’s coding programs and has continued to adapt processes to the evolving regulatory requirements of the medical industry.
“Ann Dungan is a vital part of our coding team,” said Jim Young, Chief Financial Officer for Wesley Medical Center. “She is a world of knowledge for our physicians and case managers. I am proud to have her on our team here at Wesley Medical Center.”
Dungan has been recognized repeatedly by her peers and managers as an exemplary team member, including an Employee of the Month honor earlier this year.
Wesley Medical Center also names Clinical Manager of the Year, Paula Ward, and Non-Clinical Manager of the Year, Helena Lasseter.
Ward, Director of Laboratory Services, has been with Wesley Medical Center since 2005. She is the current President-elect for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-MS (ASCLS-MS) and will begin term as President in August 2012.
“Clearly we are not the only ones to recognize Paula’s accomplishments,” said Travis Sisson, Chief Operating Officer for Wesley Medical Center. “She has been recognized the year by her peers as one of only seven Med Techs in the state with the Omicron Sigma award for service and received the Louisiana / Mississippi Med Tech Presidential Service Award and Member of the Year Award. I’m proud to have her on our team, and I can’t think of a more deserving recipient of this award.”
Lasseter, Director of Workwell, VA Outpatient Services and Behavioral Healthcare, joined Wesley in 2009. She is active in the community and among other pursuits, works tirelessly to raise funds the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Helena’s positive outlook and calm demeanor is evident in her high level of employee, physician and patient satisfaction,” said Ron Cain, Vice President of Physician Relations. “We are truly fortunate to have her on our team.”
Each year, Wesley names a clinical and non-clinical manager of the year based on the demonstration of extraordinary dedication to their work. Also during this time, one employee is recognized as employee of the year for exemplary service and dedication to their field. Employees are nominated by their supervising directors and the hospital’s senior staff determines winners based on those nominations.
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|Clinical Manager of the Year, Paula Ward
||Non-Clinical Manager of the Year, Helena Lasseter|