Clinical Center News
Winter 2018

CEO honors dedicated staff for 2017 accomplishments

Dr. James Gilman presenting awards
Clinical Center CEO Dr. James Gilman presented awards for employees dedication to the hospital and patients.

Dr. James Gilman hosted the 2017 CEO awards for the Clinical Center Dec. 15 to recognize employees and contractors who by their leadership, achievements and high reliability mindset served as a beacon to their colleagues and brought the hospital closer to achieving its organizational mission and goals.

A group gathers on stage to receive an award
Awardees are honored for developing a procedure for post operative monitoring of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Approaching his one-year-mark as the first CEO of the Clinical Center, Gilman was excited to honor awardees, 42 individual award recipients and 300 recipients in group awards.

"I love giving out group awards because I believe healthcare is all about teamwork," he said. "What we do together is so much more powerful than any of us can do ourselves."

Colleen McGowan presents an award to Dennis Johnson
Colleen McGowan, Clinical Center Executive Officer, congratulates Dennis Johnson. He, along with fellow colleagues from the Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department, were honored for the development and implementation of an electronic system to prescribe technical procedures for CT scanning.

Awards recognized improving the accuracy of provider assignment to inpatients, improving the performance of code blue and rapid response teams, decreasing critical IT vulnerabilities by more than 90%, and developing a new strategy for informed consent when conducting studies of standard of care interventions in emergency settings, among many other initiatives.

Staff can view photos and download the program.

Karen Baker, Dr. Colleen Hadigan and Victoria Anderson stand in a hallway.
Dr. Daniel Kastner examining a patient at the NIH Clinical Center
A nurse provides Dr. Anthony Fauci a flu shot
Food allergy
NIH staff gather at a relay race at the NIH Clinical Center
Dr. Gilman speaks at a podium
Four people listen to a dietician speak about the Nutrition Department while a employee preps food
Prediction and probability maps from prostate cancer researchers
Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Thomas holds a plaque
National Symphony Orchestra performance
Two men up close to the MRI magnet, outside
Dr. Christopher Pleyer, Dr. Kelly Stone and Dr. Robert Lembo stand in front of a screen that says Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award Winner. Stone holds a plaque
Artwork decorates stairwells
Dr. William Ward speaks at a podium and a screen behind him is a poster that says Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, 27th Annual Symposium
Four students and a teacher hold an oversized check to benefits patients at the NIH Clinical Center
Senior leaders at NIH cut a ribbon opening two hospice suites at the Clinical Center
Laptop with stethoscope nearby
Patient Photography Studio
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH sties in a chair to the left. Barbra Streisand holds a microphone and sits in a chair to the right – speaks to the audience
Dr. James Gilman stands with Alba C. Murphy as they smile and hold a certificate
A paper cutout of a hand shape with a stick on the end. Text on the paper says I [heart] clean hands
Patient with Degos disease addresses symposium attendees
CDC and NIH representatives stand in a special isolation patient room at the NIH Clinical Center
Eight young men and women line up holding graduation certificates in Lipsett Auditorium
A four panel exhibit with photos, text and artifacts on NIH medical pioneers Christian Anfinsen and Michael Potter
NIH Clinical Center volunteer Chaoyang Wang
Woman with scientific cap on her head plays a touch game
Doctors at NIH speak in a lecture hall during Nurses Week
NIH Clinical Center doctor receives award
Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
Leslie Wehrlen holds a plaque.
Sixteen women, graduates of the program and departmental leaders, gather for a photo
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Pius Aiyelawo swearing into the Senior Executive Service with Dr. Lawrence Tabak
Jackson Taylor (right) and his donor Sean McLaughlin (left)
Dr. Thomas Burklow
Two care providers look at a computer
Child reading a book
NIH employee, Ricky Day, trys the prototype device
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams tours Clinical Center with CC CEO Dr. James K. Gilman
First Lady Melania Trump gets together with five children to pose for a picture
Patient and doctor
Harold Varmus, Robert Frasca, Mark Hatfield and John Gallin at the groundbreaking of the hospital's new addition
Black and White photo of the first meeting of the National Advisory Eye Council (13 men) gathering on steps
Jim Gilman at Town Hall in Masur Auditorium
NIH staff and volunteers participate at the Clinical Center line dancing event to raise heart health awareness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets with patients, doctors at NIH