Internal Medicine’s Sue Rodier receives Ken Pinkham Award
Sue Rodier, a Clinical Assistant in Internal Medicine, received the 2016 Ken Pinkham Award, presented annually to the non-physician employee who performs at a high level while exemplifying the qualities of kindness, fairness, and compassion. The award is named for Ken Pinkham, our retired Director of Billing, who exemplifies these traits.
Some excerpts from Sue’s three nominations:
- She is a rock to new and old employees and someone you can always count on to get the job done … always willing to pitch in helping others along the way, either professionally or personally.
- When I read the attributes someone should have to receive this award — kindness, fairness and compassion — I immediately thought of Sue Rodier. She continually goes above and beyond the call of duty.
- Sue is so deserving. She is the most generous and caring person I know.
- I haven’t worked with Sue long but it doesn’t take much time to figure out that Sue exemplifies the values of kindness, fairness, and compassion in the work that she does.
- She has always been my number one resource for questions.
During the award presentation, Randy Barr, M.D., shared a story about an elderly patient who thought her new walker was ugly. “I told Sue, and sure enough, 10 minutes later, Sue had ‘blinged’ it up with sparkly jeweled ribbon and bows,” recalled Dr. Barr. “The patient was beaming leaving InterMed. When she returned 3 months later she had all the ‘bling’ still on. Sue did some quick fixing up to make it last another 3 months. These little things mean so much to people.”