Milestone: Olympic Medical Center honors four Heart Center employees

Olympic Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners at a recent virtual board meeting recognized four employees from the Olympic Medical Heart Center for their commitment to bringing excellent service and care to the Heart Center while also supporting the wider OMC community.

As part of the Heart Center team, the recognized employees — Marissa Adams, Amanda Dubeau, Cynthia Ramirez and Julie Sexton — worked to both support patients and team members in the Heart Center during the COVID-19 pandemic while also volunteering time and resources to the OMC vaccine clinic over the past few weeks, OMC representatives said.

“The four Heart Center staff being recognized have been key to keeping the Heart Center services up and running given the safety measures dictated by COVID-19,” Heart Center director Leonard Anderson said.

Anderson said Adams provides patients with excellent customer service and is greatly appreciated by all those she works with at the Heart Center.

“Over the past month, Marissa has also been one of many people that stepped up and volunteered to support the employee COVID-19 vaccine clinic, spending long days working registration in addition to completing her usual functions in the Heart Center,” Anderson noted.

Dubeau, a customer service assistant, has a an admirable work ethic, Anderson said.

“The Heart Center camaraderie and support among the team is some of the best I’ve seen in my time here, and (Dubeau’s) positivity and empathy make her a valuable asset to OMC,” she said.

Ramirez was recognized for her ability to recognize and solve issues as they arise and for her willingness to dive into the hard work of improving forkfuls within the Heart Center, OMC representatives said.

“The amount of work she has been doing in the background coordinating with the cardiology team, clinics and providers deserves both recognition and a thank you,” Anderson said.

According to Anderson, Sexton — the Heart Center’s office supervisor — has been a key part of the team that scheduled more than 1,200 OMC employees for their COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Julie has scheduled and rescheduled literally thousands of employee vaccination appointments over the past weeks,” Anderson said. “If you are employed by OMC and have received or will receive a COVID-19 vaccination, you likely have been helped by Julie in some way, shape or form.”