President’s Award winner lights the way for Camden’s youth
Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller presents this year's President's Award to LaShaunda Carter-Fenner of Virtua Marlton’s Radiology Department.
Virtua’s President’s Award is given to those who go above and beyond their everyday responsibilities. LaShaunda Carter-Fenner received the health system’s highest honor – the 2010 President’s Super STAR award - for her hard work and dedication at Virtua and beyond.
Carter-Fenner works in the Radiology Department at Virtua Marlton and serves on the Employee Activities Committee, is a member of Marlton’s Best Team and has completed Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Coach Training. In her free time, she formed and leads a 4-H club in Camden.
“LaShaunda is helping to shape the future as she demonstrates to the children that there is a big world to explore, and numerous pathways to follow,” said Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO. “We are proud to honor her compassion, kindness and commitment to Camden.”
The STAR represents Virtua’s culture and consists of five elements that allow employees to deliver and outstanding patient experience by focusing on: excellent service, highest clinical quality and safety, employing best people, providing a caring culture, and resource stewardship. The employees who are recognized embody the STAR philosophy.
Carter-Fenner provides children in the 4-H club with unique and exciting educational and volunteer opportunities. She organized a clothing and blanket drive for her club for the homeless in Camden.
During the STAR celebration, Carter-Fenner also received the Dorothy Cox Fisher Award, which is presented to individuals who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibility, and dedication to improving the quality of life for its residents through volunteerism and other public service achievements.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org