Road and bridge construction projects that will impact medical center are set to begin
Washington University School of Medicine employees and students should be aware of an upcoming Interstate 64/Highway 40 construction project that, when completed, will greatly enhance access to the campus, but will create disruptions for travelers in the coming months.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), in partnership with Washington University Medical Center, is set to begin construction of a fully functional I-64 interchange at Tower Grove Avenue. The project will include replacing the Taylor, Newstead, Tower Grove and Boyle avenue bridges across I-64, as well as the addition of new pavement on I-64 between Kingshighway and Newstead, and the resurfacing of I-64 between Newstead and Sarah Street.
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Star Performers Shine Brightly
Shawn shows the importance of a first impression
November 2012’s Star Performer is Shawn Walker, a WUSM employee of almost 10 years. She is currently an appointment scheduler in the department of medicine at the Diabetes Center at the CAM. As such, hers is often the first voice that the center’s patients experience. The following comments from her co-workers and faculty physicians demonstrate just how valuable her interactions are during that initial telephone conversation. Shawn’s nomination included comments from 14 individuals – physicians, co-workers and patients!
Shawn’s award ceremony included a large number of fans who were anxious to surprise her.
GOING BEYOND THE JOB DESCRIPTION – NICK AUDRAIN
Nicholas (Nick) Audrain is a patient service representative at the Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center. He is shown with his award plaque flanked by Lung Center clinic administrator, Toni Whipple, RN (left) and Christy Picard, RN, clinic director, clinical services in department of medicine.
Nick has been with WUSM for five years – the last three at the Lung Center. When asked what he notices about patients coming to the Lung Center, Nick says “Our patients range from having allergies to being very sick. Some come alone and some bring an entourage. No matter what condition they are in they are everyday people and are very appreciative when you treat them right. Although they aren’t happy to be seeing the doctor (sometimes weekly) they are still happy to talk to us and to see friendly faces.
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE –
SANDY ODENWALD, RN
Sandra (Sandy) Odenwald, RN, has three roles – She is a nurse coordinator for the Division of Allergy and Immunology, an infusion nurse for Medicine Specialty Center and a clinical research study coordinator in the Department of Medicine. She is shown (right) with Medicine Multispecialty Center office manager administrator Cindy Brubaker.
2011 Washington University Physicians Awards Gala
On October 28th, the Department of Medicine was a big winner in the 2011 Washington University Physicians Awards Gala. Along with an impressive spread of delicious food, the celebration was kicked off by an unexpected Flash Mob. Members of the Mob represented various clinical department and sites dancing to the tune of Dynamite by Taio Cruz. In its own way, this entertaining treat demonstrated how many individuals come together as a team to make our University so great.
Several Department of Medicine Clinical Sites received honors this year. These were:
The Department of Medicine was also well-represented by individuals who had received Star Performer Awards throughout the year. Those recognized were:
In addition, Numerous Physicians from the Department of Medicine were recognized as members of the elite Top 40 Faculty Honor Roll. They are:
Congrats to All of the Winners!