Congratulations, first SMART Employees of the Quarter for 2016

Congratulations, first SMART Employees of the Quarter for 2016

(L-R) Tracy Mills with Bill Carr, and Dr. Chung Oh

We are pleased to announce that the SMART employees for the first quarter of 2016 are Tracy Mills (Indiana Regional Office) and Dr. Chung Oh (Baraga Correctional Facility/ Michigan DOC).

The SMART Employee of the Quarter award recognizes Corizon Health employees who consistently demonstrate excellence in their daily practice and who exemplify the CorizonSMART values in all aspects of their role. They are nominated by colleagues and/ or supervisors for this award and selected by a diverse review committee.

Tracy Mills, Regional Director of Nursing at the Indiana Regional Office, demonstrates excellence in her everyday performance. In a recent flu outbreak at nine facilities that garnered national attention, Tracy’s efforts at detection, isolation and treatment prevented an even larger scale outbreak. She ‘rallies the troops’ and works as a servant-leader next to her teammates to cover open shifts, often taking the less desirable midnight and weekend shifts. She is a strong patient advocate, and ensures they receive appropriate care, and that we maintain contract compliance in all we do. She works diligently with Operations for solutions to issues that are presented, and is a respected leader and mentor among her team members and all who work with her.

Dr. Chung Oh, Site Medical Director at the Baraga Max Correctional Facility in Michigan, joined the team in 2013, and since then has decreased the need for ER visits by 130 runs, saving the client over $500,000 in custody and ER reductions. He has maintained an almost ‘zero-wait’ list for inmate care; when the facility was short-staffed, he worked overtime every day to ensure that no wait list developed. His priority is always patient care and safety, and he is willing to have tough conversations with patients in order to improve their health. These efforts have resulted in increased awareness and self-care, even convincing one inmate to go to the ER due to chest pains that ultimately led to rushing him into surgery and saving his life. Dr. Oh has not received one complaint regarding his work or attitude, and is respected by his clinical and operational team for his leadership, dedication and knowledge. He is a servant leader who mentors others and shows unusual appreciation for his team on a regular basis.

Both of these outstanding professionals exemplify what it means to be CorizonSMART. Please take the time to congratulate them and thank them for their contributions and example to the Corizon Health team. We look forward to your nominations for future SMART Employees of the Quarter.