Anna Balan Named Shore Medical Center’s October 2012 Employee of the Month

October 11, 2012

For consistently delivering outstanding, patient-centered service and embodying Shore Medical Center’s Mission, Vision and Values, Shore is proud to announce that Health Information Management Services (HIMS) Clerk Anna Balan has been named the medical center’s October 2012 Employee of the Month.

Balan joined Shore in July of 2005 in the HIMS Department. Co-workers said she is a dedicated and dependable employee always willing to help those in need.

HIMS Director Rich Wicker nominated Balan for this award, and cited one particular example of how patient-centered Balan is. When a recent patient was released from the medical center and returned home to France, he realized he did not have his medical records. Balan worked quickly and efficiently to produce the record for him.

“What Anna did was extraordinary, and she deserves our gratitude,” Wicker said.

Balan lives in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, with her partner Mary L. Watson. Balan said she is overwhelmed by her Employee of the Month recognition, and called Shore her second home.

“At times, you may take your job for granted, but the people at Shore care about you as an individual,” said Balan. “I have learned that when you put yourself forward the rewards are endless.”