Canton Resident, Chris Christian, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center - Mercy Medical Center

Canton Resident, Chris Christian, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Canton resident, Chris Christian, Network Analyst for Mercy Information Services, has been selected as one of the hospital’s most recent Star Performer employees.

Christian was nominated for his dedication to a dying Mercy patient and the patient’s family members. During a time when Mercy had a no-visitor policy due to the pandemic, Christian, on his own personal time, arranged for and set up Zoom meetings to allow relatives from across the U.S. to have a last “visit” with their loved one.

He demonstrated compassion as he thought about every detail including a large screen so that the patient could see his/her family.

“Chris is an excellent employee and friend,” said David Baclawski, director of Mercy Information Services. “His dedication to Mercy Medical Center, the patients and employees is unequaled. He regularly comes back to work after his shift and on weekends, whenever needed. As a salaried-exempt employee, there is no overtime and no comp time. This is Chris’ time that he regularly gives simply because he cares.”

After leaving the Navy in 1997, Christian wanted a challenging civilian career and decided to remain in communications, which led to a career in information technology. “Patient care can be supported from many disciplines,” Christian said.

Not one to look for recognition, if Christian sees a problem or a need, regardless if it’s a part of his job description, he dives in and does whatever it takes to help. During the current pandemic, he has set up over 25 Zoom sessions so families can connect with their loved ones.

The Star Performer program is the hospital’s employee recognition and rewards program.  Hospital employees, volunteers and staff are nominated each month for demonstrating outstanding performance, being a team player, going “above and beyond”, being creative and innovative and for championing service excellence.

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