On Friday, May 5, Charlotte Wray, MSN, RN, MBA, President of University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, presented the 2016 Kevin C. Martin Leadership Award to Ms. Michelle Dossa, PhD, RT. Developed in 2005 as part of the hospital’s Rewards and Appreciation program, this annually distributed honor recognizes leaders who consistently demonstrate the values that are essential to the organization’s success. The award was named for Mr. Kevin C. Martin, the late President and Chief Executive Officer of UH Elyria Medical Center from 1998 until February 2009, when he succumbed to cancer.
As Director of Radiology for UH Elyria Medical Center, Ms. Dossa is responsible for oversight of the daily operations of all sites that provide imaging services for the hospital, including locations in Elyria, Amherst and Avon. A staff of 110 employees report to her.
The fact that Kevin C. Martin Leadership Award winners are nominated by their staff members or peers holds special meaning for its recipients. “To me, that is the most gratifying part of receiving this award,” says Ms. Dossa. “As a leader, it’s important to encourage your staff to be the best they can be, so they can grow their careers.” She continued, “This award affirms that my staff feels they can flourish under my leadership, and for that I’m humbled and honored.”
According to the nomination form submitted by one of her staff members, “Michelle is a great role model for her staff. She is always looking to improve patient care. Those that report to her are very grateful for the opportunities she provides for them to take on new challenges, improve and develop.”
Ms. Dossa has been with UH Elyria Medical Center for 11 years. She is a certified Radiologic Technologist and recently completed her PhD in organizational leadership.
About University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
Founded in 1908, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center is a 387-licensed bed hospital with additional campuses in Amherst, Avon and Sheffield Village. Part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Elyria Medical Center offers patients access to UH Cleveland Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic medical center, as well as programs from internationally recognized centers of excellence such as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center. UH Elyria Medical Center has been designated a certified primary stroke center by the Joint Commission and received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for its treatment of heart attack patients. For more information, visit UHElyria.org.