During the annual meeting of the University of Rochester Medical Center Board on Jan. 29, Board Chairman Robert Hurlbut presented the 2006 Chairman's Excellence Awards to employees whose professional and personal standards exemplify quality patient care, mirroring the values of the institution's Strong Commitment initiative: integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.
The Excellence Awards are one of the most prestigious honors for Medical Center employees, as they are the only institution-wide awards recognizing individuals from throughout Strong Memorial Hospital and Eastman Dental Center.
Katherine McMahon Flynn, R.D.H., a dental hygienist with the Eastman Dental Center, received the 2006 Board Excellence Award for Dentistry. During her 27-year tenure with the practices at the EDC, she has successfully built a loyal patient base with personal warmth and a determination to see that her patients get the best dental care possible. Flynn lives in Rochester, NY.