Canton, OH – Congratulations to Canton resident, Saidi Eckert, nurse assistant on Mercy Medical Center’s Medical/Telemetry unit, for being named the hospital’s Star Performer of the Year for 2013. 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 championing service excellence. Eckert was chosen as the Star Performer of the Month last February, and was recently selected from the 2013 candidates as the overall Star Performer of the Year. Eckert was nominated by patients and co-workers who appreciated her compassion and her ability to put others’ needs before her own. Her many nominations stated that she is a great example of someone living the mission of Mercy Medical Center in both her work performance as well as her personal life. According to her co-workers, Eckert always has a smile on her face and is eager to reach out a helping hand to anyone in need. Eckert has been an employee at Mercy since 1968 and was presented with her award by Mercy President & CEO, Thomas E. Cecconi.
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