UofL Health – UofL Hospital Hospital is pleased to announce the June 2021 BEE Award winner — Amy Braden!
Amy Braden is the Inpatient Pharmacy manager at UofL Hospital. In her nomination by her fellow team member, Amy was said to be someone who is inspiring, and who has played an integral role in the vaccination process for our employees and our community.
“… Amy is always available to help with a question, fix a problem and, mostly, she was the one thanking you for helping,” her nominator said.
Below is the full nomination:
Amy Braden has been behind the scenes at UofL Health and at UofL Hospital as the person responsible for all logistics of the COVID-19 vaccines since the very first delivery. Amy has worked extensively and long hours for weeks and months even before the vaccine arrived to ensure proper storage and labeling and that our hospital employees have vaccines available for them the morning of their appointments. This is extremely challenging with all of the storage requirements and the short time of use of the vaccines. Without Amy, this would not have happened. I personally worked several of the clinics and Amy was always available to help with a question, fix a problem, and, mostly, she was the one thanking you for helping. Amy comes into work before many of us even think of getting up to ensure that the clinics are prepared with vaccines. She has been instrumental to the success of the COVID-19 vaccine program at UofL Health and the city of Louisville. Most people do not hear Amy’s name mentioned with this success as she is not the leader of the department, but she should be given the title of Senior Logistics Manager of COVID-19 vaccines UofL Health (in my opinion). In addition, Amy became a new mom in September 2020 and has not let any of her other duties as manager of Inpatient Pharmacy at UofL Hospital go to the side. She is a true inspiration to the department and to those that work for UofL Health. I don’t think anyone really knew what to expect when the vaccines were delivered, and the extent of mass vaccination, but Amy has done an amazing job and has kept up great leadership and high spirits.
Thank you, Amy, for your service and dedication to your field. We appreciate your hard work and compassion for our patients and team members!
Do you know of someone deserving of a BEE Award? This person could be someone in a non-clinical role (Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Communications, etc.) or someone who is in a clinical role — excluding nurses. Visit UofLHealthNow.org/Recognition to nominate someone for a BEE Award today!