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Kristi West named Spirit of Excellence, 4th Quarter 2017

Kristi West named Spirit of Excellence, 4th Quarter 2017

Kristi West, RN, Supply Chain/Value Analysis Manager, Union County Materials Management, began her career at Methodist Health in Henderson on January 2, 1992, as a Nurse Assistant on the Medical Unit.

She completed an associate’s degree in Nursing from Henderson Community College in 1994 and was employed as an RN in Surgical Services for the next 12 years. She worked in the Operating Room as a circulating nurse for most of that time but later transitioned to a specialties coordinator role. West assumed the position of Supply Chain Manager in Materials Management in 2006. She continued her education as well, earning a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mid-Continent University in 2007.

In August 2016, West transferred to Methodist Health Union County. While continuing in her role as Supply Chain Manager, her duties have changed over the years. “Four years ago, the title of Value Analysis Manager was added,” she said. “Today, I usually spend one day a week at the Henderson campus. I evaluate clinical supplies offered through our group purchasing organization contracts to find the best quality and price for supplies used on both campuses.”

“Now that my primary location is at Methodist Health Union County,” she continued, “my role has expanded to supervise the daily operations in Materials Management here.” Two part-time employees share the work of refilling the Omnicell inventories and ordering, receiving and issuing items from the storeroom. “I could not do my job without them,” West added.

After 25 years of employment, West noted receiving the Spirit of Excellence brought her to tears. “I was very honored and surprised and couldn’t stop saying thank you. It’s nice to know you’re appreciated.”

COMMENTS FROM HER NOMINATOR
“She goes above and beyond to make sure all departments are taken care of. She is a fabulous leader and anyone who has worked beside her will know what I mean. She has saved the hospital several thousands of dollars in the short while she has been here. She wants the best for the patients also by watching costs. I believe this nominee is one of MHUC’s top employees. She is a great role model to anyone in the healthcare profession. Kristi has no problem living out the Methodist mission as well as exceeding the Standards of Behavior here. She cares for her staff and their families and would do the same for a complete stranger."


ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes employees within the scope of our organization who have demonstrated superb customer service, positive performance, involvement, respect, initiative and team member. If you received excellent care and/or service from a Methodist Health or Methodist Health Union County employee, nominate them for the Spirit of Excellence Award. Nominations can be submitted online at www.methodisthospital.net/SOE.