Materials Management Assistant Chris Carlson of Deerwood this week received Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Trophy Fish Award for going above and beyond in his job by returning a valuable coin to a patient.
Part of Carlson’s job duties is making daily prescription deliveries for the pharmacy. Upon returning from a delivery, he discovered that a patient gave him an Indian Head penny as part of her co-pay. He looked up the value of the coin, learned it was worth $100, and returned to the patient’s home to inform her of the value and exchange it for a regular penny. He later learned the patient’s deceased husband had collected coins.
“This showed remarkable integrity and great dedication to our patients,” his nominator wrote.
A member of CRMC’s staff since 2014, Carlson is a graduate of Crosby-Ironton High School. Other award nominees for September were: Admitting Clerks Blessing Chihwai and Dakota Olander, Care Center MDS Coordinator Diane LeBlanc and Patient Access Specialist Danielle Tetrick.