The Department of Anesthesiology administrative staff is composed of many talented people who are a very important part of the success of the department. In order to express our appreciation and recognize their many accomplishments, we have instituted an Employee of the Quarter award (EOTQ). 

An employee can be nominated for performing duties, and/or demonstrating capabilities that extend beyond their normal job expectations, such as: Exceptional performance or cooperation, Outstanding leadership, a Tremendous attitude, or Quality service.

Current FAS Employee of the Quarter

Amira Hodzic

Amira Hodzic

Residency/Fellowship Coordinator

Amira Hodzic has been named the 2023 Q4 Employee of the Quarter! Her nominator couldn’t speak more highly of her, stating, “Amira has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to mastering every aspect of her job, always asking the ‘why’ behind our processes and driving innovative solutions to improve accuracy and workflow. She is a true asset to our team.”

Since joining the Department of Anesthesiology in 2022 as a fellowship coordinator for Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Amira has made a remarkable impact. She was chosen to serve as one of the department’s nine Equity Champions, where she spearheads discussions and provides training on anti-racism culture change and leadership.

Originally from Bosnia, she immigrated to upstate New York as a child but has spent the last eight years in St. Louis. She is an alumna of SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, and just recently completed her Master’s in Health Leadership from WGU. Outside of work, Amira enjoys hanging out with family and friends, thrifting, writing poetry, and playing with her dog, Julie.

Amira humbly attributes her success to her education team, “Lauren, Erin, Shirley, and Tegan are some of the greatest colleagues. While I am so appreciative to be acknowledged as Employee of the Quarter, this acknowledgment would not be possible without the mentorship and guidance of my wonderful team!”

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Employee of the Quarter Archive
2023 Q4Amira Hodzic
2023 Q3Ann Stone
2023 Q2Meredith McLaughlin
2023 Q1Patrick Yursik
2022 Q4Karen Moore
2022 Q3Hannah Graczyk
2022 Q2Maggie Litteken
2022 Q1Erin Wood
2021 Q4Emily Irvine
2021 Q3Patrick Yursik
2021 Q2Amber Spies
2021 Q1Jean Shim

Employee of the Quarter Nomination Form

If you know a staff employee in the Department of Anesthesiology that deserves this honor, please fill out the form below. All nominations will be kept confidential. A selection committee will select the Employee of the Quarter from the nominations which will be announced at the FAS Quarterly Staff Meeting. 

Note: Faculty and CRNA’s cannot be nominated.

The nominated staff employee will earn this award by demonstrating exceptional capabilities extending beyond his/her normal job expectations, such as: Exceptional performance, Outstanding leadership, Tremendous attitude, or Quality service. The selection process will be based on the “best” as determined by its importance and effect upon the department, clients and/or colleagues. Help your nominee win this recognition by being brief and specific about the reason(s) for the nomination.

For winning the “Employee of the Quarter” the nominee will receive the following:

  • the respect of their peers,
  • recognition from management, and
  • a plaque with the name of the Employee of the Quarter and the recognition/appreciation for the winner’s outstanding performance.
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