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Award winners embody commitment to service

Jan. 2, 2015, 1:01 PM

Nancy Lorenzi, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.

The most recent Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced at the Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium.

Nancy Lorenzi, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., professor of Biomedical Informatics and assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs, received the Five Pillar Leader Award, given for leadership in service, quality, growth/finance, innovation and the promotion of staff and faculty satisfaction and commitment.

Maria Creech, R.N.

Lorenzi’s nominating letter read, “Nancy in her work embodies the Vanderbilt value of collaboration, uplifting those around her and working toward common solutions to complex problems.

“She has a remarkable skill of navigating complex situations and facilitating resolutions that drive amazing improvement.”

Credo Awards honor staff and faculty who exemplify the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Credo.

The latest award winners are: Maria Creech, R.N., a charge nurse with the University Pediatrics Clinic; Jeff Gordon, Ph.D., M.Ed., professor of Educational Technology and Informatics; and Gary Ratliff, a bed management specialist with Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Jeff Gordon, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Creech’s nominating letter read, “She does everything so well, so smoothly and with a wonderful helpful attitude. Maria meets every challenge with an ever-positive can-do attitude. She is a joy to work with.”

Gordon’s nominating letter credited his successful resolution of a recent educational information technology failure at the School of Nursing. “Jeff Gordon was our voice of reason through the crisis. Jeff has to be the most dedicated and persistent person on the face of the earth!”

Ratliff’s nominating letter read, “He’s one in a million. Gary always goes above and beyond what is expected of him. His kind spirit and dedication to providing excellent service are what the Credo Award is all about.”

Gary Ratliff

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