MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Debra Carper, L.P.N., a nurse on the medical/surgical unit, was recently named WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for the first quarter 2016.

According to colleagues, Carper was nominated because of one-on-one care that she provided for a difficult patient. “Although providing care was a challenge, Debbie went out of her way to reach out to family members to find ways that she could gain the patient’s trust. There is no doubt that Debbie’s actions and kindness led to better patient outcomes.”

Each quarter, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson Medical Center campus. Anyone who witnesses an employee displaying outstanding service is encouraged to complete and submit a nomination form.

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