BWFH employees honored with Pillars of Excellence Awards

At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Pillars of Excellence Award ceremony, held virtually again this year, those staff members who go above and beyond were honored for their commitment to our patients, their families and each other. This year, five individuals and three teams from BWFH received Pillars of Excellence Awards.

Nominated by their colleagues, Pillars of Excellence Award winners are recognized for the significant contributions they make in the areas of:

  • Commitment to an Exceptional Patient Experience – providing quality, coordinated and compassionate care
  • Collaborating Across the System working across multiple institutions/functions to advance system strategic priorities and bring new value to patients
  • Optimizing Teamwork – building partnerships among individuals and within departments to meet shared objectives
  • Integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – engaging each other with intention and enriching our work environment 
  • Enhancing Efficiency – achieving outstanding outcomes with resourceful approaches
  • Advancing Innovation & Progress – leading the development and implementation of new ideas
  • Fostering Community – improving the health and well-being of our colleagues and neighbors

During the prerecorded award ceremony, officiated by Executive Director of Human Resources Laura Barnett, President David O. McCready praised this year’s winners. “Warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Pillars of Excellence Award recipients, and thank you for your service to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. This award has been a special honor from our healthcare system for decades because each person and group receiving an award today has been nominated by their peers. That means that those you work with every day believe in you and want to recognize you for the wonderful, caring work you do here at Faulkner,” he said. “Each of the recipients today, along with the entire Faulkner community, all share one common characteristic: delivering amazing patient-centered care to everyone who comes through our doors.”

Watch a recording of the event

Congratulations to this year’s Pillars of Excellence Award winners!

(Italics indicate Team Leader)


Mira Fein
Gabriella Musto Burke
Thiago Oliveira
Rithy Sek
Shondel Stoner  


Cultural Chef Exchange Program
Richard Duclos
Michael Hanley
Guerline Desrosiers
Omar Elorch
Fotaq Lefteri
Abdelati Mena
Bryan Miranda
Donald Robinson

Employee Antigen Test Kit Distribution Team
Edward Pitts
Katie Plante
Susan Langill
Terrance Lassiter
Libby Seale
Zach Traficanti
Jorge Villanueva
Larry Williams

New Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center Operational Team
Sona Chikarmane
Douglas Maybury
Maureen Ashmore
Maura Brown
Tracey Cyr
Roseanne Howell
Catherine Palmieri

In addition to the individuals and teams recognized at BWFH’s Pillars of Excellence Award Ceremony, additional staff members were also recognized this year for their participation on Mass General Brigham Pillars of Excellence Award winning teams:

Avaamo Prescreen Integration & Implementation Team
Linda Burgoon
Meghana Rawat

Contingency Capacity Group
Jim Grafton
John Hauck
Lynne Morrison

Enterprise Pathology Structure and Central Lab Planning Team
Tony Guidi

Omnicell Technology Council
Josh Guerin
John Edward Morgan
Peter Hoai Nguyen
Matt Wu

Physical Therapy Epic Ef´Čüciency Team
Kerstin Palm

Population Health (PHM) Risk Capture Pre-Visit Beta Intervention Team
Susan Botsch

Right Triage Team
John Hauck|
Cori Loescher

Collage of photos of 2022 Pillars of Excellence recipients

Published 3/30/23

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