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Michelle Harman

February 2015

Michelle Harman
  Cancer Registry Assistant & Mail/Copy Room Clerk
Health Information Management

Please join me in congratulating Michelle Harman, Cancer Registry Assistant and Mail/Copy Room Clerk in Health Information Management, on being named the recipient of the MDH APPLE Award for February 2015. APPLE stands for “Achieving outstanding Performance in Patient care, Leadership, Loyalty and Enthusiasm for MDH.”

Michelle began her employment at MDH on June 23, 1980 as an X-ray Aide in Radiology. Throughout her tenure, Michelle has worked as a Radiology Secretary/Receptionist, Admitting Clerk, Human Resources Secretary, Copy Room Clerk, and Health Information Management Receptionist/Secretary. In December 2014, Michelle became a Cancer Registry Assistant
in addition to her role as Mail/Copy Room Clerk.

As Mail and Copy Room Clerk, employees appreciate how easy Michelle is to work with and how they readily turn to her with any special requests or needs in those areas. She is always willing to help with these special projects. Her calm demeanor is comforting to those who need her assistance. You can often overhear her being asked by many people how
to run various machines in the copy room, and she always replies with a professional, competent, and explicable response, ensuring her co-worker comprehends the solution.

Michelle is a self-starter. Michelle independently decided to attend college courses, such as Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and Coding, to enhance her job knowledge and broaden her skills. In Michelle’s position as Cancer Registry Assistant, she works diligently to identify cancer cases and gather patient information to allow the cancer registry consultant to be able to abstract this information to the State registry. The consultant commonly comments how much she appreciates Michelle with the help she provides and with the quality of information given to her. The consultant has also used some of Michelle’s best practices and passed them along to other facilities.

Michelle’s nominator states, “If you show Michelle how to perform a task, she always understands how to complete it on the first demonstration.” Her demeanor is always cheerful and helpful. She has an eagerness to take on new tasks and learn something new.

Michelle and her husband, Clint, have two sons, Kieffer and Kory. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys NASCAR, and her favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Michelle is also an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.