|Pat Edwards-Hare - December Employee of the Month|
Pat Edwards-Hare is the December 2010 All Children's Hospital Employee of the Month. Pat is the Nutritional Services Clinical Manager and has been with All Children's since 1982. A Department Director recognized Pat's Service Excellence and nominated her for Employee of the Month honors. In summary, the nomination said:
Pat was instrumental in championing a change initiative that was made by a company in response to a safety concern raised by her. It is very common for companies to change product names and labeling in order to boost sales. An issue was identified during a near-miss situation where it was noticed that a new-labeled product could inadvertently lead someone to think the product was something it wasn't and if given to an infant who is allergic to that product could result in an anaphylactic reaction and possibly death, i.e., the potential for a fatal mix up was huge. Pat took immediate action to avoid a potential problem. Pat's actions resulted in the product being immediately removed from our inventory.