Friday, November 1, 2013

Honoring a champion


DEDICATED TO PATIENT CARE: Slavin, left, and Margaitis

Gediminas “Gedi” Margaitis, an information associate at the MGH, was honored with the inaugural MGH Disability Champion Award on Oct. 29 at a breakfast sponsored by the Employees Disabilities Resource Group. Margaitis, who has worked at the hospital for three years, was presented the award by MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD, who read excerpts from the nomination by Margaitis’ manager, Michael Stone, Information Desks manager. “It is a part of his job to give directions to the patients and visitors of the MGH. When he sees a person with a disability he is very quick to get up from his information desk to personally escort or push a disabled person to their destination ... In my 40 years of managing people, I have rarely seen a person so dedicated to patient care and doing the right thing for the patient.” In addition to Margaitis, the breakfast recognized eight other award nominees. 


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