For five members of the clinical staff, attending today’s all-staff meeting turned out to be an especially wise decision.
There they learned that they’d been selected as recipients of the 2012 winners of the Pillar Awards, The Menninger Clinic’s highest honor for faculty and staff. They are:
Lucas Bridgens, RN, Hope Program for Adults
Michael Groat, PhD, director, Professionals in Crisis Program
Jennifer Jackson, RN, Compass Program for Young Adults
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, director, Nursing Practice & Research
Cynthia Mulder, LCSW, Professionals in Crisis Program
“We’re tremendously lucky to have such outstanding employees,” said Ian Aitken, president and chief executive officer, The Menninger Clinic. “They clearly demonstrate our core values every day and serve as role models for all of us.”
The Pillar Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate those faculty and staff members who best exemplify Menninger’s core values: excellence, teamwork, hope, integrity and caring. There were 25 nominees for the five awards, and each was nominated by a colleague.
Nominations were reviewed by five members of the boards of directors of The Menninger Clinic and The Menninger Clinic Foundation, with each board member evaluating the nomination according to a 1-4 scale for each of the five values.
This was the third annual Pillar Awards ceremony.