The Sarver Heart Center would like to congratulate Dawn Henderson, administrative associate since 2016, who was honored for her efficiency, friendliness, and communication skills as the 2022 recipient of the Brian Bateman Superb Service Award. Many faculty nominated her.
“Dawn is a beloved staff member here at the Sarver Heart Center,” said Carol Gregorio, PhD, interim Director of the Sarver Heart Center. “The physicians she supports praise her dedication to scheduling coverage within Cardiology, which is an absolutely essential role in healthcare.”
Nominators Rajesh Janardhanan, MD and Talal Moukabary, MD, nominated Henderson to be recognized for her exceptional work. Craig Hoover, MD, stated he has only been at the University of Arizona and the Sarver Heart Center for a year, but during this time, he has witnessed Dawn has assumed more responsibilities than ever due to the loss of faculty and support staff. Joseph Alpert, MD, said in his nomination letter “I am sure my life would be a huge mess if it were not for her monitoring and assisting me in a hundred ways. She is one of the very best administrators that I have had the pleasure of working with during my 30 years at the U of A and Sarver.”
Brian Bateman served as director of development for the Sarver Heart Center for nearly a decade. A key ingredient to his success was the “whatever it takes” attitude that he instilled in those with whom he worked. The award is a wonderful way to acknowledge and thank those who remove barriers and help fulfill the mission of the Sarver Heart Center in the best possible way. Dawn Henderson embodies the qualities of this recognition.