Chris Avent is presented the SVRMC Employee of the Quarter award. Pictured, from left, are, Wilson Thomas, CEO, , Peggy Dunn, Director of Surgical Services, Susan Williams, CNO.

Chris Avent has been named the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) Employee of the Quarter.

Avent, who works as a Certified Central Sterile Technician in SVRMC’s Surgical Services Department, has been employed at SVRMC since June 1978.

Each quarter employees are nominated for demonstrating excellence in any or all of ten Standards of Behavior. Avent’s nomination included the following statement: “Chris has a sense of ownership and takes pride in his department. This is evidenced by successful Joint Commission surveys and the numerous compliments from surveyors about Chris’ work. He shows a commitment to his co-workers by jumping into help when necessary and is responsive when assistance is needed. Chris has a positive attitude and is an asset to the facility.”

As SVRMC’s Employee of the Quarter, Avent received a certificate of recognition, balloons, cookies to share with his co-workers, a cash award, and a chance to be selected as SVRMC’s 2019 Employee of the Year.