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Employee Appreciation Programs


2019 Employee Appreciation: Greatness Achieved Daily

Greatness Achieved Daily

Each year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Corporation host 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 employees who have reached important service milestones. In 2019, we are celebrating employees who have reached five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 years.

At the same 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.

All are invited to attend the 2019 Service Awards Celebration on Sept. 9 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.

Additionally, the annual President's dinner celebrates employees with 30, 35, 40 or more years of service.

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 JHHSC/JHH. The awards are presented during the annual JHHSC/JHH Employee Appreciation Week 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 JHHSC/JHH leadership.

2018 Recipients:

  • Cynthia Allen-Russel, Administrative Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Hospital Central Nursing
  • Gregory Dawkins, Food Service Worker, Johns Hopkins Hospital Nutrition
  • Cheryl Fleming, Project Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Patient Family Services
  • Diana Hacker, Medical Office Assistant, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at White Marsh
  • Liceth Ramirez, Concierge, Administrative Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Medicine International 
  • Wayne Reed, Office Clerk, Johns Hopkins Health System Facilities, Design & Construction
  • David Smith, Protective Services Officer, Johns Hopkins Hospital Security
  • Hunter Smoot, Pharmacy Courier, Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Janet Williams, EKG/Stress Tech Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Hospital Cardiology
  • Larry Young, Transport Associate, Johns Hopkins Hospital Endoscopy Nursing

Halle Award

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 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 JHHSC/JHH leadership and a $500 check. The prize is also announced during the awards ceremony.

  • 2018 Recipient - Claire Petchler, Nurse Clinician IM-PACE, Medical ICU Nursing

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.

  • 2018 Recipient - Terry Langbaum, administrative director, Comprehensive Transplant Center