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Wilson Thomas, CEO presents the award to Jakai Barnes, in the presence of her Director and co-workers. Pictured, from left, are Jim Porter, CFO, Nicole Mitchell, Kiara Barnes, Thomas, Barnes, Michelle Saunders, Patient Access Director, Amanda Phillips, Zhiquita Adams, and Terry Joyner.

Jakai Barnes has been named the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) Employee of the Quarter. Barnes who works as an Insurance Verification Clerk in SVRMC’s Patient Access Department, has been employed at SVRMC since June 2008.

Each quarter employees are nominated for demonstrating excellence in any or all of ten Standards of Behavior. Barnes’ nomination included the following statement: “Jakai Barnes is dedicated to the SVRMC standards of behavior as well as an avid team player. She goes above and beyond her duties and fulfills the tasks of many other positions within the department. She steps in as PBX operator, ED registrar, outpatient registrar, and centralized scheduler as necessary. Most recently, she has willingly stepped into the role of registration and scheduling clerk for the Rehab department. Jakai is always willing to adjust her schedule to the needs of either department while maintaining a smile and a positive

attitude. She is an asset not only to the department, but also to SVRMC.”

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