Employee Appreciation Programs

2024 Employee Appreciation

Each year, Johns Hopkins hosts celebratory events to thank our employees for their dedication to the workplace and for delivering quality care to our patients. Our annual service awards ceremony recognizes important service milestones for employees at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and Johns Hopkins Health Plans. At the annual Employee Appreciation Service Awards Ceremony, the Baker-King Awards and the Edward A. Halle Prize for Excellence in Patient Service are presented to employees who have demonstrated service excellence.

2024 Employee Appreciation Awards

Join us for 2024’s disco and diamonds themed Employee Service Awards celebration.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Turner Auditorium

Download a poster for the event.

Employee Appreciation Awards

Baker-King Award

The Baker-King Award was created in 1962 by Dr. and Mrs. Theodore King, who recognized the significant contributions of all Hospital employees. Mrs. King, whose maiden name was Baker, believed it was important to acknowledge non-supervisory staff. Baker-King honorees are nominated by their managers and supervisors. The Baker-King Foundation established a fund to recognize employees in any non-exempt position within JHH, JHHSC, JHCP and Johns Hopkins Health Plans. The awards are presented during the annual Employee Appreciation Service Awards to employees who have been truly outstanding in the performance of their duties, and who have thus set an example for all. Each recipient receives a $100 bonus (via payroll), a Baker-King pin, and a certificate signed by Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership.

2023 Recipients:

  • Chanel Bunting, Triage Registered Nurse, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Bayview
  • Tawanda Cheatom-Williams, Lab Technician II, Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Streater Davis, Unit Associate II, Weinberg PACU, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Peter Elfert, Lead Interventional Radiologic Technologist, Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Emily Gillingham, Senior Pediatric Pharmacy Technician, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Stephanie Hazen, Pediatric Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Sandra “Spud” Kraft, Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Alicsha McNeil-Greene, Anesthesia Critical Care Tech III, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lisa Porsch, Medical Office Assistant, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians White Marsh
  • Evelyn Robinson, Patient Services Coordinator III, Ambulatory Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Donald Rubin, Clinical Technician, Perioperative Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Edward A. Halle Prize for Excellence in Patient Service

The annual Edward A. Halle Prize for Excellence in Patient Service honors an employee who exemplifies extraordinary human compassion and outstanding patient service. The award was established in 1993 in honor of the late Edward Halle, who provided excellent service during his Johns Hopkins career. The recipient of the award is selected based on complimentary letters sent by patients throughout the year and receives a certificate signed by Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership and a $500 check. The prize is also announced during the Service Awards ceremony.

  • 2023 Recipient: Shantina Harris, Patient Services Coordinator IV, Pre-Operative Evaluation Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Ronald R. Peterson Achievement Award

The Ronald R. Peterson Achievement Award, presented annually to an employee in a management or leadership position, recognizes exceptional dedication and outstanding career contributions to The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In the spirit of Mr. Peterson's exemplary leadership, the award honors a Johns Hopkins Hospital employee whose individual and collaborative efforts on behalf of Johns Hopkins demonstrate unwavering integrity and the enduring mentorship of rising Johns Hopkins Hospital leadership staff.

  • 2023 Recipient: Patti Engblom, Senior Administrator for Ambulatory Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2022 Recipient:Allen Valentine, Senior Administrator of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2021 Recipient: Jim Scheulen, Chief Administrative Officer, Emergency Medicine and Capacity Management