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News Monday, July 10, 2017

Hospital staff encouraged to spread joy

"Jar of Joy" award winners celebrated

Kristen Carroll, M.D., chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children®— Salt Lake City, is on the lookout for staff members who live the hospital’s mission, in order to recognize them. She selects a nominee who has proven to go above and beyond for the kids we treat, from her Jar of Joy each week and rewards them.

“I’m lucky enough to be a front line person and get to see amazing little miracles happen every day,” said Dr. Carroll. “I started Jar of Joy to celebrate all the wonderful things we do for patients and each other so that everyone can share in that fulfilling feeling you get when you make somebody’s life better.”

In addition to Dr. Carroll always keeping her eyes peeled for acts of kindness, staff members are encouraged to nominate each other when they see someone demonstrating the hospital’s core values, including excellence, innovation, commitment, integrity, teamwork, stewardship and respect.

Below are some Jar of Joy winners who have been observed executing their day-to-day responsibilities with excellence:

Continue reading the above article in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Leaders in Care magazine.