‘I Choose Dedication:’ Her Attitude is Infectious

Organizational values identified by TMC employees (Dedication, Compassion, Integrity, Community) are among the reasons people ‘Choose Well’ when they choose Tucson Medical Center.

TMC has launched an internal campaign to celebrate examples of those who demonstrate these values every day.  Here’s another example of those who “choose Dedication”

Nina Mazzola

Dedication can be transmitted from person to person, under the proper conditions.

Nina Mazzola, manager of Infection Control, is helping to spread her department’s sense of dedication by engaging employees, physicians, volunteers and the patients themselves to stop the spread of infections.

“We have public reporting of data now, so consumers can make informed choices, they can choose TMC based on infection rates and many other different indicators.  We want to make sure that when patients come into the hospital, they are educated towards what they can expect from us.”

Patients and their families are enlisted to take measures to protect themselves and others, and to make sure their caregivers are following safe practices.

“I’m privileged to be associated with TMC Infection Control because of their dedication towards protecting patients and staff against hospital associated infections,” Mazzola said. “Dedication to TMC values is extremely important to ensure that anyone who walks through our doors has a safe outcome.”

‘I Choose Dedication:’ Hospital Encounters Invite Teamwork

Organizational values identified by TMC employees (Dedication, Compassion, Integrity, Community) are among the reasons people ‘Choose Well’ when they choose Tucson Medical Center.

TMC has launched an internal campaign to celebrate examples of those who demonstrate these values every day.  Here’s another example of those who “choose Dedication”

Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali brings a positive attitude to his work each day with TMC Environmental Services. He has adapted to his new life far from his former home in Uganda, and has been with TMC for more than five years.  His dedication is demonstrated every day with his colleagues.

“We work as a team of employees, and we just do the extra stuff.  If I find a patient or see someone who is standing in the hallway, I say, ‘Hey, do you need help?’ and I give them directions.  With Transportation, for example, if they can’t push the patient, we just give a hand, to help them.  That’s what we need, to work together. Teamwork.

“Sometimes when I go somewhere, I say ‘I work at TMC’ and they say ‘Oh, my kids were born at TMC. They take care of my kids.’  I think we are the best hospital in Tucson.  I love TMC.  I’m glad to work at TMC.”

‘I Choose Dedication:’ TMC Volunteers Donate Time Generously

Organizational values identified by TMC employees (Dedication, Compassion, Integrity, Community) are among the reasons people ‘Choose Well’ when they choose Tucson Medical Center.

TMC has launched an internal campaign to celebrate examples of those who demonstrate these values every day.  Here’s an example of those who “choose Dedication”

TMC AUXILIARY BOARD

Hundreds of TMC volunteers embody the very spirit of dedication – working hard for the hospital, with no paycheck!  And representing them is the TMC Auxiliary Board, coordinating the indispensible services of the volunteer corps.

“I’ve been truly amazed at the dedication of the volunteers, the nurses and the doctors,” said Diane Bergen, Auxiliary president, with a decade of TMC volunteer service so far.  “They really care; they care about the patients and the patients’ families.  I’ve seen so many instances when they come over and put their arms around them.”

Jack Schwartz, Auxiliary parliamentarian, logs many volunteer hours at the busy Northeast Entrance.  “I love talking to people. We say hello to every single person who comes through that door.  We’re one of the first contacts people have with the hospital before they get to a regular employee.”

And Jack sustains that hospitality while driving patients and families around the campus in the outside surrey. “It takes a dedicated person to drive around all day in that heat. However, you’re not thinking about the heat, you’re thinking about trying to make some other person within TMC a little happier.”

Diane added, “The values that we have in ourselves come out in what we do for the hospital. That’s why I chose TMC – because of its dedication to the community and to the patients.”


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