Guest Blogger, Joan Bardsely MBA, RN CDE FAADE, Assistant VP Core Scientific Services
It is always great to celebrate the accomplishments of others. I was recently invited to a wonderful luncheon hosted by Dr. Weissman to recognize Suzette Van Buren Hayes’ winning of the John L. Green Award.
The John L. Green scholarship awards a MedStar associate who exemplifies excellence, leadership, and commitment. This award is in honor of the late John L. Green, executive vice president of corporate services who served in executive leadership roles at Medlantic Healthcare Group and MedStar Health from 1983-2002, and on the Morgan State University Board of Regents in Baltimore.
This scholarship will support Suzette in continuing her pursuit of a Masters in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner. Dr.'s Vanita Aroda, Dawn Fishbein, Neil Weissman, Angela Thomas and I took such pride in the work that Suzettes is doing.
Most memorable was Suzette's request for the advise we could give her on balancing the good and bad of her academic studies. The advice from the group was really great. I think we all learned from each other with sage thoughts and philosophies shared .
Although we are all busy, taking time to celebrate helps to make memories. This was truly one of those memories we will all share.