Employee Appreciation Programs
2023 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.
Join us for this year's under-the-big-top-themed 2023 Service Awards Celebration, during which we will celebrate the greatest employees on Earth!
Tuesday, Sept. 19
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Watch the event via livestream using this link
Employee Appreciation Awards
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.
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