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Pictured, front from left, are, Susan Williams, CNO, Krista Turner, Quality Director, Letrice Lucas, Mental Health Tech, Theodora Zacharopoulos, Behavioral Health Manager, Peggy Dunn, Surgical Services Director, back, Meghan McCormack, Behavioral Health Unit RN, Sarah Wright, Quality Analyst, Wilson Thomas, CEO.

Letrice Lucas, Mental Health Tech, has been named Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center’s (SVRMC) Safety Superstar for the Second Quarter of 2019.

Lucas,, who works in SVRMC’s Behavioral Health Unit, was caught making a difference in safety and was chosen by the SVRMC Safety Coaches to receive this award. Her nomination included the following statements: “She is always safety conscious and uses her error prevention tools on a daily basis. She is often called the safety person on the Unit”. Her Manager, Theodora Zacharopoulos stated “Letrice is always eager and willing to assist with the patients and staff on the unit. Most importantly, she is extremely observant and we are proud to have her as part of our Behavioral Health Unit”.

Each quarter, safety coaches at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center nominate employees that have been caught making a difference in safety from safety coach observations throughout the quarter. The employee chosen is a wonderful example to others and is one that stands up for safety as well as uses their error prevention tools on a daily basis to ensure the patients at SVRMC receive the best and safest quality of care possible. These employees are never afraid to stand up for safety.