CT Scan Technologist
Washington Hospital Center SuperStar 2009
I have an older brother who always talked about the hospital where he worked. My brother would always say the hospital is a great place to work, and a great place to establish a career. I came to the Hospital Center as a Radiology student, and finished my training through the Radiology school at the Hospital Center. My brother was right, and I work at a great hospital.
The best things about my job are my co-workers, the people I get to meet, and the service I provide to them. Being a Hospital Center SuperStar means a lot to me. It means that I am appreciated for what I do, and the customer service I provide. This type of recognition makes me feel good, and makes me want to come to work and give 200 percent every day! I would tell anyone looking for a career at Washington Hospital Center that it is a wonderful place to work; it is a great place to grow as a person and to really develop your skills in what ever area you work in. The staff here is friendly, and because we are a teaching hospital everyone is always encouraging and helping to make you the best at what you do.
May 1, 2012
To: MedStar Washington Hospital Center Associates
From: Gayle Thompson Smillie, Director, Radiology
Re: Loss of a colleague, Dwayne Brisbon
I am deeply saddened to share with you news about the tragic death early Tuesday morning of one of our beloved colleagues, Dwayne Brisbon, a senior CT technologist and a transport supervisor.
Dwayne was a wonderful, devoted colleague who joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 1999 as a patient transporter. He quickly impressed and charmed our patients, his colleagues and his supervisors with his sunny personality and engaging smile. Many people soon saw the potential in Dwayne and encouraged him to enroll in our Radiology School. He was a stellar student and a stellar X-ray tech, so much so that he was hand-picked to be a CT technologist. About 18 months ago, showing much potential as a leader, he was promoted to acting supervisor of the patient care transporters, whose responsibilities he knew so well. And, just earlier this year, Dwayne was promoted to senior CT technologist, and was appointed to the Celebrations and Storytelling Committee.
Our transporters, quite simply, loved Dwayne and responded positively to his leadership. Just as he was encouraged to expand his horizons and education, he did the same for his associates. He had a very bright future ahead of him, and we are devastated by his death.
Not surprisingly, Dwayne was a Hospital Center SuperStar. In a personal account about the 2009 honor, he wrote, "I have an older brother who always talked about the hospital where he worked. My brother would always say the hospital is a great place to work, and a great place to establish a career. ... My brother was right, and I work at a great hospital." About his job, he wrote: "The best thing about my job are my co-workers, the people I get to meet, and the service I provide to them. ... This type of recognition makes me feel good, and makes me want to come to work and give 200 percent every day!"
Dwayne did give our patients and our hospital 200 percent every day. We will miss his bright presence, and his role-model work performance.
Our sympathy and condolences to Dwayne's family, which includes his brother Aaron, a clinical supervisor in Respiratory Therapy, and to all of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center associates who knew and loved him.