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On Thursday, December 12th, DataFile hosted the fourth annual People’s Choice Awards, the feel-good event of the year! Formerly known as the Big WIG (Wildly Important Goals) Awards, the People’s Choice Awards recognizes DataFile team members for a year well done. This year’s event included 15 award categories and was a celebration of all nominees, finalists, and award winners.

Nominations for these awards come from peer submissions by DataFile team members. More than 1,400 nominations were submitted for this year’s event. It’s safe to say DataFilers greatly appreciate their coworkers!

The spirited event took place on a private theater stage at B&B Theatres in Shawnee, Kansas and was decorated with colorful balloons and DataFile banners. More than 200 team members attended the celebration in person and remotely via live stream.

CEO Janine Akers kicked off the event by sharing the history of the People’s Choice Awards before leading into the presentation. Janine enthusiastically announced finalists for each award and presented each winner with a framed certificate while the crowd cheered excitedly.

This year’s award winners includes:

  • Authentic: The Real Deal – Devon Lawrence
  • Engaging: The I Got You Award – Samantha Kitch
  • Intrapreneurial: Like A Boss – Michelle Delk
  • Healthcare Data Expert: The Know It All – Julie Sites
  • Teachable/Trainable: Ready, Willing, and Able – Brent Magruder
  • Shows Up to Go Up: Heart and Soul – Justine Dickey
  • Culture Index: The Perfect Fit – Ashley Melendez
  • Client Experience: The X Factor – Tiffany Miller
  • Compassion: Genuine Kindness – Mary Welch
  • Good Times: The Fun Award – Tiffany McFarland
  • ​Leadership: O Captain, My Captain – Stacy Stewart
  • Professional Development: The Most Improved – Alex Young
  • Rookie of the Year – Zachary Terrell
  • Veteran of the Year – Shannon Newson
  • MVD: Most Valuable DataFiler – Alex Foote

Congratulations to all nominees for the 2019 People’s Choice Awards and thank you to all DataFile team members for the work you do to support healthcare organizations every day!

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