MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Tonya Zuniga, surgery department, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for November 2015.

Each month, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Zuniga was nominated by an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Berkeley Medical Center who stated, “Tonya always goes above and beyond. Realizing it may be necessary to perform a stat C-section, I called the OR tech on call (Tonya) to explain the situation. She came in that night and had the room prepared just in case. As it turned out, we did need to perform the emergency procedure. This is a great example of Tonya’s dedication and pure love for her job!”

Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes: demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities, displaying exceptional dependability, exhibiting effective relationships with others, displaying a commitment to service and serving the Berkeley Medical Center community, and meeting the criteria for the University Healthcare mission, vision, and values.   

Nomination forms for the Quality Service Award are available at locations throughout the Berkeley Medical Center campus. Anyone who witnesses an employee displaying outstanding service is encouraged to complete and submit a nomination form.

Photo caption: WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s November Quality Service Award winner is pictured receiving her award. Left to right: Samantha Richards, vice president/chief nursing officer; November QSA Winner Tonya Zuniga; and Steve Folmer, director of surgical services.

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For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President for Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223