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UW Medical Foundation Shining STAR Award

Each year, through the Shining STAR Award program, the UW Medical Foundation recognizes outstanding employees and physicians for continually going above and beyond in providing excellent service to the patients of UW Health.

 

Congratulations to our 2013 Shining STARs, who were honored during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week, June 17-21, for exemplifying the values of UW Medical Foundation customer service. This year's Shining STAR winners were also featured in an advertisement in the Wisconsin State Journal (pdf).

  

Laura Buyan Dent, MD, Neurology

 

UW Medical Foundation Shining STAR recipient Laura Buyan Dent, MD, Neurology Dr. Buyan Dent is an exceptional physician who cares for a patient population with complex health concerns. She is consistently trying to improve inpatient and outpatient patient satisfaction, and ensures her skills of patient and family communication and care are transferred to the residents that train under her. She is truly an example of effective and compassionate care.

 

Angie Haas, Registrar Team Lead, Patient Business Services

 

UW Medical Foundation Shining STAR recipient Angie Haas, Registrar Team Lead, Patient Business Services Angie exemplifies a dedication to providing a high level of customer service and implementing process improvements. She was instrumental in taking years of documentation and workflows and creating a user-friendly Intranet site to be used across the department. Angie is a great role model for the team, and the service that she provides is exceptional.
 

 

Joan O'Connor, RN, Family Medicine

 

UW Medical Foundation Shining STAR recipient Joan O'Connor, RN, Family Medicine

The can-do, yet caring, approach exhibited by Joan is highly valued by patients and co-workers, and she is viewed by many as the heart of the clinic. Joan plays a key role in the success of program implementations and process improvements. Joan is simply amazing and is a well-respected leader for the patient care staff.

 

Amy Walker, OD, Ophthalmology

 

UW Medical Foundation Shining STAR recipient Amy Walker, OD, Ophthalmology
Dr. Walker is an excellent teacher and motivator. Through Dr. Walker's skills and unfailing attitude, the department has continued to grow in services offered. She has tirelessly navigated the process of taking a good idea and making a true change, with enthusiasm, incredible dedication to teamwork and constructive problem-solving.