The Neurosurgery Outstanding Service Award spotlights members of the department who go above and beyond their assigned duties and who exemplify the core values of the department. The winners for Q2 and Q3 are Sandra Soeknandan and Daysi Fernandez.
Sandra Soeknandan is administrative specialist to Dr. Michael G. Kaplitt and Dr. Babacar Cisse. In addition, Sandra works as the in-office support for the residency program and manages Grand Rounds for Dr. Ibrahim Hussain.
“It is impossible to be an effective neurosurgeon, scientist, and departmental leader without outstanding administrative support,” says Dr. Kaplitt. “Sandra’s efficiency, problem-solving ability, and dedication to her work not only make it possible for me to effectively complete my patient, research, and leadership obligations but enhance all of these areas.”
Sandra’s co-workers find her to be helpful, hard-working, and a pleasure to work with, exemplifying the department’s core values of collegiality, perseverance, and integrity. Nominators call Sandra “unfailingly pleasant to work with, even under high-stress conditions,” and “boots on the ground” supporting our remote residency program coordinator.
Daysi Fernandez is practice manager at our 1305 York Avenue clinical office, where she not only assists patients but also works to ensure smooth daily operations. Colleagues describe her as “a great team player” and “a great addition to the team.”
“Daisy is an exceptional manager who exudes a passion for her work and compassion for the patients we care for daily, “says Tracey Dupree, Clinical Operations Administrator. “Our neurosurgery practice demands an unrelenting work ethic, professionalism, and empathy. Daysi possesses all of these characters and then some.”
Congratulations to Sandra and Daysi!
Find out more about the award, and nominate deserving colleagues, here.