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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF August 9, 2019 | Archived Issues

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President's Award Ceremony Is Aug. 14

Presidents Award Logo
Cedars-Sinai will honor 18 employees with the President's Award on Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

The following is a list of recipients and the approximate time honorees will receive their awards.

3 p.m.—Professional and Support Services

  • Arturo Amaral, Mark Taper Imaging Center
  • Shima Hashemzadeh, CPT, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Mona Malik, Pharmacy

3:10 p.m.—Service Line Operations

  • Gedion Asfaw, Smidt Heart Institute
  • Michelle Demond, Enterprise Information Services/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Walter Morales, Department of Medicine/Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program
  • Dan Sabin, MSN, MBA, Neurosciences

3:20 p.m.—Nursing

  • Loida Gonzales, 4 Southeast
  • Violeta Husain, BSN, RN, 8 Southeast
  • Steven Iglesias, BSN, RN-BC, IV Team
  • Maria "Malou" Ludovina Maalat, 8 North
  • Bevin Merideth, MSN, RNC-NIC, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

3:35 p.m.—Medical Network

  • Godeleva Contreras, Human Resources/Medical Network
  • Cristina Portillo-Via, MHA, MSW, LCSW, Care Management and Social Work/Medical Network

3:40 p.m.—System Support

  • Pablo Avalos, MD, Regenerative Medicine Institute
  • Dorina Giurgiulescu, MSN, RN-BC, Medical Affairs
  • Armen Haroutoonian, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
  • Vicky Miyashiro, MHA, Enterprise Information Services

The President's Award is the most prestigious award of recognition at Cedars-Sinai. Nominated employees must have been employed by Cedars-Sinai for at least one year and demonstrate a combination of the following:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • First-rate problem-solving abilities
  • Exceptional collaborative skills
  • Exceptional professionalism, kindness and/or responsiveness

On the intranet: past honorees and criteria for nomination.