This week, SolutionHealth is celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 19 through 23, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants’® (AAMA).
Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners’ function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To recognize some of the amazing Medical Assistants, Elliot Health System has compiled a list of shout outs from the ambulatory practices.
Check them out below:
“I’d like to recognize Beth McIntosh at Elliot Behavioral Health. Beth has been an exceptional MA and team member for Behavioral Health. She constantly goes above and beyond to help our group and help our patients. She is always coming up with ideas to improve workflows, she helped onboard and train two nurses who started within our department, she makes sure PAs, refills, etc. get done in a timely manner. I am so grateful for her hard work and dedication as it has made the office workflow improve immensely over this past year. We are so, so lucky to have Beth!”
Chelsey Tower – Behavioral Health
“I wanted to recognize Jafreysi Shulterbrondt, from Elliot Pediatric Specialties. She joined The Elliot the first week of COVID-19, and was, and continues to be, incredibly flexible and willing to help patients wherever she is needed. Since starting in March, Jafreysi has worked at the COVID-19 testing site at the Armory, covered LNA shifts on all the med-surg floors, covered door screenings at River’s Edge, and worked at The Elliot’s COVID-19 testing site on Tarrytown Road. She did all of this while learning an entirely new role and new department in the pediatric surgery world. She has been such an incredible asset to The Elliot and has gone above and beyond in all terms of her job. We are incredibly thankful to have her as part of our team.”
Melissa Brule – Pediatric Specialties
“Maria Adamtzikis is my first shout out. She is a rock star always, but especially this year.
Maria picked up several afterhours shifts at the last minute to help. She is always willing to go to other offices to assist. She jumped at the chance to do COVID-19 testing at the Armory and The Elliot testing site.
She was instrumental in the success of the well child clinic. She made sure we had enough vaccines and supplies to accommodate the large number of patients needing vaccines every day.
She is kind and caring, and always willing to pause to educate someone on a new process for however long it takes them to understand the process. She went out of her way to learn the PSR role to provide support to the PSRs in the office because we are significantly short staffed. Pediatrics is very lucky to have Maria as part of their team.”
Anonymous – Pediatrics
“I also want to recognize Tracy Rivet. I have worked with Tracy for a very short amount of time, but she helped support the Bedford hub site. She was instrumental in helping Bedford Pediatrics return home in June. We had staffing changes at Bedford Pediatrics when we opened back up and Tracy jumped right in to take on new tasks and help when needed. She took on the vaccine coordination role without a second thought. She has been flexible and gone to the other pediatric locations to help cover when they have been short. Tracy is a strong leader in her office and a pleasure to work with.”
Anonymous – Pediatrics
“I would love to give our Medical Assistants, Susan and Pam, a shout out for all their hard work while we are working short. They are working very hard each day and we appreciate all they do!”
Cheresse Nadi – Elliot Family Medicine at Windham
“Shout out to our Family Medicine at Windham Mas, Sue and Pam, for lots of juggling these past weeks and doing their best to get the work done! Also, to Lori Fuccione for her help and humor in Windham!”
Donna Holt – Elliot Family Medicine at Windham
“Medical Assistant Week provides us the opportunity to give a shout out to those that deserve the most recognition. MAs are the heart of our practices providing invaluable first line care to our patients. They are compassionate, dependable, adaptable (especially during COVID-19), and are frequently the first to arrive and last to leave the office. I am so proud to work with such an outstanding group of women in the Southern region at Elliot Primary Care at Londonderry, Elliot Internal Medicine at Londonderry, and Elliot Family Medicine in Windham.”
Anna Holland – Southern Region
“Huge shout out to Amy Tomkiewicz from Elliot Primary Care at Londonderry, Kathy Neveux from Pediatric Specialties, and Maria Adamzikis from Pediatrics. Amy and the team have put their heart and soul in keeping the MA Week Council going and making sure MA Week is special for all. Nicely done!”
Anna Hollan – Southern Region
“Shout out to Sandy Monty! When we needed her, she picked up LNA shifts on the inpatient side. This goes to show what a great work ethic she has, as well as demonstrating that she cannot sit still, LOL. Keep up the good work Sandy
Anna Holland – Southern Region