MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Karen Benson, R.N., inpatient oncology, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for October 2016.

Each month, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Benson was nominated by a patient who stated, “Every chance she got, Karen was encouraging and supporting me emotionally. She went above her duties in caring for me physically. It’s hard to face a serious diagnosis, especially at first, but Karen was a great inspiration and encourager!”

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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley Medical Center campus. Anyone who witnesses an employee displaying outstanding service is encouraged to complete and submit a nomination form.

Photo caption: WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s October Quality Service Award winner is pictured receiving her award. Left to right: WVU Medicine VP/Chief Nursing Officer Samantha Richards, QSA Winner Karen Benson, and Inpatient Oncology Nurse Director Jeanie Henderson.

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