For the last five years, Alliance has recognized the top performers in the company. These team members embody our core values of above and beyond compassion, respect, integrity, excellence, and service in care. Each year, we receive strong nominations with encouraging stories about incredible people who do so much for this company. Five individual recipients are awarded based on their performance’s alignment to one of our five core values. In addition, we honor a recipient of our Provider Award and a recipient of our Chairman’s Award for their embodiment of many or all of our Alliance Core Values.
We’re proud to announce this year’s recipients below for the 5th Annual Alliance Core Value Awards. Learn more about each recipient and why they were chosen for the award below!
The recipient of the Compassion award is someone who consistently demonstrates sympathy and concern for the misfortunes of others, along with a strong desire to help. This person can be described as kind, warm, sensitive, and determined to alleviate or reduce suffering. The Compassion Award winner shows these traits around both patients and co-workers.
This year, Alliance’s RN- Charge Nurse in Dallas, Robin Cade, received this award.
“While COVID-19 changed most of our day-to-days, Robin got right to work preparing our team, her staff, and making us stronger than ever. She puts faith into others and believes that building a team just makes us all better.
She’s someone who always leads with compassion. Whether that be for the patient, her team, and even her family. She puts everything she has into her job and always strives to do more instead of the bare minimum.”
The recipient of the Respect award shows daily that they value their co-workers and patients by honoring their personal rights, opinions, and dignity. This respectful employee is willing to listen and learn from others. They are able to both lead and follow. The Respect Award winner is accessible to many because of their fair and open manner. The winner of the Respect Award treats others as they would like to be treated, regardless of whether or not the same views are shared.
This year, Alliance’s Senior Business Development Manager in our South/ Southwest territory, Otis Van Petties, Jr, won this award.
“He treats everyone with respect, from the front desk to the physicians to our CEO. He is a constant presence in his offices and doesn’t hesitate to help out with any aspect of the practice. He’s an extremely hard worker and goes out of his way for almost anybody.”
The recipient of the Integrity award is one who always does the right thing, even when no one else is looking. This person is honest, ethical, and has strong moral principles. The Integrity winner is an employee who is reliable and whose actions consistently reflect their words. They are trusted and relied upon by co-workers and patients because they are trustworthy.
This year, Christina Cross, Alliance’s Patient Advocate for the Revenue Cycle Team in Lenox, received this award.
“Christina has an impressive work ethic, moral grounding, and immense knowledge base. Not once has she shown hesitation or reluctance to help others 100%, but she always does so with kindness and patience – even in the instance she has to deliver less than favorable news. She is honest, compassionate and takes pride in doing her job efficiently and accurately.”
The recipient of the Excellence Award continually strives to surpass ordinary standards. This person performs all tasks at 100% and can frequently be found going above and beyond their necessary duties. The Excellence Award winner seeks to improve, whether it’s an office process or a solution for a patient. They set specific goals and take steps to achieve them. This person collaborates and innovates in the office and with patients.
This year, Alliance’s Front Office Manager in Cartersville and Dallas, Chrissy Harris, won this award.
“She’s someone everyone loves, trusts and respects. She takes her job seriously, works hard, but also has fun doing it. She strives to be involved with her staff and develop relationships with each one. When people interact with her and value her opinions, it validates why she is in her role.
She takes on every task with a smile on her face and you never have to worry about it not getting done; even better, you know it will be done with perfection.”
The recipient of the Service award understands that we are in business ultimately for one reason – to help patients overcome pain. The outstanding Service award winner is someone who directly touches patients along with someone who serves in a capacity that supports the centers and ultimately, the patient. The Service winner continually seeks to understand the needs of those around them. This person is accountable, friendly, empathetic, customer-focused, consistent, and resourceful.
This year, Alliance’s RN – Charge Nurse in Covington, Teresa Hoff, received the Service Award.
“Teresa sacrifices her own personal time to come into the office early, on weekends, days the offices are closed, and always stays late to ensure tasks are completed to make processes run efficiently and take the workload off staff, especially when we may be working with less than a full crew. She has been a nurse, an MA, front desk staff, copy and Keurig repair woman, housekeeper, and a friend.”
The recipient of this award is the CRNA, mid-level, or physician at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers who most embodies all of our core values as described above. This person lives by these values, thus setting an example for others to do the same. Their behavior is consistent, inspirational, and observed by both patients and employees.
This year, Alliance’s CRNA Manager, Marcy Steinberg, won this award.
“With over a decade at Alliance, Marcy is the longest tenured anesthetist. She has helped shape the anesthesia practice and is the leader of infection control for Alliance. She manages our anesthesiology team and shows a great amount of care for the employees. The care is also reflected in her outstanding patient care.”
The Chairman’s Award is given to the employee who embodies all of the qualities of our Alliance Core Values, who achieves our goal of providing exceptional patient care, and is a consistently outstanding employee and colleague.
This year, Alliance’s Lead CMA/Corporate Trainer, Tangelia Washington, was honored with this award.
“She has been there every step of the way with helping other employees strive for excellence. She is there any time you need her to be available when it comes to overcoming challenges. She gives love and understanding to those hurting and in need.
Her skills do not end with her office work, she also projects a warm and kind attitude. She resolves conflicts and handles difficult tasks with patience and admirable tact. She goes out of her way to make sure her team is sharp and continues to grow in a very positive way.”