DVIDS – News – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Recognizes Dorit Wodaege-Wells as the 2022 Senior Civilian of the Year – Clinical/Direct Care
Bethesda, Maryland (January 12, 2023) – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) announced Dorit Wodaege-Wells, a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as the 2022 Senior Civilian of the Year (CoY) – Clinical/Direct Care.
“The [CoY] award honors employees whose dedication, competence, and exemplary performance increase WRNMMC’s efficiency, enhances agency pride, and increases employee morale,” said Ivan Jones, Civilian Awards Program manager at WRNMMC.
Wodaege-Wells’ nomination reads:
Ms. Wodaege-Wells’s leadership extends beyond the clinical realm as she continues to make significant impact on clinical operations. She’s an essential contributor to information technology driven initiatives at the command to include serving as a MHS GENESIS Super User and as a member of the Nursing Informatics Committee. Additionally, she was recognized by a DAISY for Extraordinary Nursing Award nomination highlighting her ability to provide superior care and make the patient experience memorable for a NICU family.”
Wodaege-Wells also volunteers as a Schedule Committee member, “which has significant impact on unit operations and patient safety,” the nomination states. “She prioritizes teamwork at the command level, highlighted by volunteering herself to help staff the PICU/PEDS unit during Operation Allied Refuge. Her actions helped to facilitate increasing the Pediatric Unit’s patient capability by 50 percent.
Wodaege-Wells is also credited with sharing her IT expertise in supporting the command and updating the NICU Sharepoint on the intranet. She also consolidated the NICU Newsletters, “strengthening and streamlining communication channels within the unit and allowing staff to have historical access to important command and clinical information positively impacting operations.”
“[Her] contributions to the NICU are invaluable and positively impact the quality of care provided and the satisfaction of staff. Her leadership and presence make her a standout among her peers,” the nomination concluded.
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