And the winner of the MVP Award is….. Tsedey! A CEO-shaped handshake & Amazon voucher are part of the ritual!
Here’s why we voted for her as Mildmay MVP:
“Tsedey stepped out of MDM to help with a challenging discharge and ended up chasing after a patient who had tried to run away from the taxi. After keeping the patient safe from walking onto the road, Tsedey identified the risk of there only being one escort in the taxi with an agitated patient and volunteered to go in the taxi as a second escort to ensure the patient got to her discharge destination safely, even though this wasn't a scheduled part of her day (shout out to Beverley, Hellen & Adwoa who also assisted greatly!)”
Tsedey = “She is a great team player”
Mildmay's bi-monthly MVP Awards were devised by one of our physiotherapists, Josh Pedro, who recognised that in addition to the annual staff awards by our Trustees, our resilient, dedicated and hard-working staff deserved a fun way to support each other and recognise excellence in their colleagues.
This award aims to recognise the amazing things that Mildmay staff do daily, which may otherwise fly under the radar. By bringing this to the forefront, we can impart regular goodwill and warm, fuzzy feelings into the workplace and give our staff the appreciation they deserve!
The Mildmay MVP Award is a bi-monthly, ‘people’s vote' type staff awards system. Candidates are nominated by and voted for by staff. No hierarchy!
Every couple of months, we ask for nominations for who our staff think has been the Mildmay MVP. You can nominate any member of staff (clinical, non-clinical, senior management, catering, finance, facilities, etc.) & this can be for anything big (saving someone’s life) or small (being really smiley every day).
Once the nominations are in, we can all vote for the winner in an online poll. Everyone sees the nominations, so even if they don’t ‘win’, hopefully, it feels nice to be recognised publicly.
The ubiquitous Amazon vouchers.
On social media and chat forums, MVP means "Most Valuable Player." In this context, the MVP is the player in a sports team whose individual performance is considered the most significant. MVPs can be chosen for their performance throughout a season or in a particular competition or game.