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Griffin Hospital Celebrates Multi-Skilled Technicians

By Alex Stackpole on 8/8/2018

Griffin Hospital recently celebrated its 135 Multi-Skilled Technicians (MSTs) at its Eight Annual MST Day Celebration.

The MSTs were treated to lunch and raffles as a thank you for their dedication to providing exceptional patient care. MSTs assist the hospital Nursing staff with patient care and are also specially trained in a variety of medical skills, including phlebotomy and EKG.

In addition to the celebratory lunch, Vice President of Patient Care Services Barbara Stumpo and gave awards to MSTs who excelled in their roles.

Michele Dinaj, of Shelton, was awarded the Heart of Caring Award, which is given to a MST who is committed, compassionate, kind and patient-focused, exemplifying the hospital’s Planetree person-centered philosophy and representing the ideal MST.

“She always takes the extra step to make sure her patients are comfortable and that they feel safe in her care,” Stumpo said of Dinaj. “She is an asset to our department and exemplifies the Planetree Philosophy in every move she makes.”

Sara Tylinski, of Middlebury, received the MST Excellence Award, which is given to an MST who consistently demonstrates excellent bedside care and professionalism towards patients, and possesses a kind and caring attitude that is reflected to patients, families and coworkers.

“She demonstrates leadership skills by mentoring new obstetrics technicians. She is ready and willing to help wherever needed and is excellent at multitasking,” said Director of The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital Margaret Fischer. “She demonstrates many aspects of the Planetree model of care including being an expert listener. She individualizes her approach to care to meet the needs of each patient. She is compassionate and focused on providing her patients with an excellent experience.”

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