Dawson Named Employee of the First Quarter for 2019
Janet Dawson has been named Hattiesburg Clinic’s first Employee of the Quarter for 2019.
Dawson, who is a registered nurse for the Urology department’s Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), was awarded the honor from a pool of more than 150 candidates across various departments in the clinic. She has been employed with Hattiesburg Clinic for more than 17 years.
Dawson’s colleagues say she is committed to her work and has been known to go the extra mile for her patients. A recent example of this is when she helped ease a patient’s concerns about a surgery. She assured the patient she would be there in person on the morning of his surgery for support. Even though the surgery was at another facility, Dawson took a day off from work to visit the patient and sit with his family until surgery was over.
“She came in with us and stayed with us from check-in until [he] came back from surgery. She not only helped keep him more calm but also provided the nurses and doctors with helpful information concerning [his] health,” said a relative of the patient in a letter to the clinic. “We both thanked Janet several times that day, but I don’t feel like there are enough words to express the amount of appreciation that we feel toward Janet for doing this. Janet is certainly an asset to the ASC department and Hattiesburg Clinic.”
Dawson’s manager, Terrie Dean, said Dawson has been an integral part of the ASC since it was first established many years ago.
“Janet is very determined. She’s very dedicated, honest and sincere. I would go into any situation with Janet,” said Dean. “She is so adaptable…and she has the ability to connect with those people who have a true need.”
The Employee of the Quarter is selected from nominations by an employee’s peers, managers and patients and then selected by a committee of people from all levels of the clinic.