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Awards recognize service, teamwork, accountability and resourcefulness

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) recognized the outstanding service of two staff members and one faculty member with “STAR” awards. STAR stands for “Service, Teamwork, Accountability, and Resourcefulness.” The awards are presented annually at GCSOM’s Faculty and Staff Recognition Day. At the celebration, employees also received 10-year and five-year service awards.

GCSOM’s 2019 faculty STAR award winner is professor of biochemistry, Patrick M. Boyd, PhD. In addition to the faculty award, two staff STAR awards were given. They went to Kate Powell and Fran Wolk. Ms. Powell was recognized for her work developing and managing GCSOM’s standardized patient program. A standardized patient (SP) is a person trained to portray a real life patient in a standardized, scripted clinical scenario. Ms. Wolk was honored for her work as associate workstation support analyst.

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the nation. The school also has more than 500 residents and fellows in 31 accredited residency programs and 27 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

GCSOM STAR Awardees 2019
Congrats to GCSOM's 2019 “STAR” (Service, Teamwork, Accountability and Resourcefulness) awardees! L to R: Fran Wolk, workstation support analyst - associate; Patrick M. Boyd, PhD, professor of biochemistry; Kate Powell, manager of GCSOM's Standardized Patient Program.
GCSOM Ten-year Awardees 2019
Ten-Year Service Awardees
GCSOM Five-year Awardees 2019
Five-Year Service Awardees
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