The Supervisor of the Year Award recognizes employees at the University of Kentucky who make a difference in the lives of their employees. This year, the prestigious honor was given to two UK HealthCare staff members: Angela Dalton, practice manager in General Surgery, and Kristy McMillan, radiology technical manager in Imaging Services.
Nominated by their employees, both Dalton and McMillian were celebrated for creating a positive work environment that has led to improved patient care.
“(Angela) is a team player,” one nominating employee said of Dalton. “When my clinic is short-staffed, she is always one of the first managers to respond to send aid immediately so our patients’ care is not disrupted. The attention she dedicates to her providers, staff and patients is one to be model for UK excellence.”
McMillan, too, was lauded for her emphasis on improving the patient experience.
“(Kristy) is always thinking about her staff and patients and how to improve everything that surrounds them,” the nomination said. “She is a very strong believer in keeping a well-balanced work and home life for her staff as well has creating the best experience for our patients. … It shows because our patients love coming here for their exams.”
Angela and Kristy embody the compassionate, patient-first environment we strive to create every day here at UK HealthCare. Their employees love the work that they do and it shows in the excellent care our patients receive.
Congratulations to Angela and Kristy!
Check out a photo gallery below for pictures from this week’s award ceremony.