(From the June 2013 issue of Inside Nationwide Children's)
May Employee of the Month
Partners for Kids
Josh has been a team leader on multiple project teams and his involvement with these projects has brought a positive response from everyone he encounters. His ability to adapt to the rapidly changing work assignments is best described by the incredible range of projects he has supported in rapid succession. Josh has an incredible work ethic and is always willing to do whatever it takes to get a job done. His personal dedication to constant improvement is evident in his commitment and success in becoming a Certified Project Management Professional. Josh regularly sends out encouraging notes to all members of the team and creates fun ways for everyone to engage with one another through a daily trivia e-mail. Josh is regarded as one of the most positive, creative, thoughtful and enjoyable people to work with.
May Volunteer of the Month
160 hours of service
Congratulations to Aleks Pham on his selection as the May Volunteer of the Month. Aleks has been volunteering on H5 and in the Clubhouse since 2011 and has clocked more than 160 service hours. Aleks’ natural comfort and ease with kids has many of the patients specifically requesting visits from him. Aleks provides extra support whenever he is needed, including for special events and on holidays. He has even been assisting new volunteers to help them feel more comfortable in their role. Everyone he encounters is grateful to have him as a volunteer. Child Life Specialist Amy LeRoy says that Aleks is “great at setting appropriate boundaries with patients and families, but also makes his time with them very fun.”