Unity Health System Administrators
Become “Apprentices” for a Day
Unity Health System’s administrators will report to work on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, but they won’t be doing their jobs. Instead, these top leaders will work in various staff roles, such as maintenance technician, food service assistant, and hospital patient transporter.
“Administrator Apprentice” is a one-day opportunity for Unity leaders to visit work sites and experience front-line job roles. While “on the job” they meet staff members, and understand through hands-on experience the rewards and challenges of other jobs within the Health System.
“Administrator Apprentice accomplishes many things we feel are important, including an opportunity to build camaraderie between administrators and staff at all levels,” said Maryalice Keller, vice president of Corporate Communications & Human Resources. “We feel it’s important to get our administrators out of their offices and usual venues so that they can gain appreciation for the many people at Unity who make us a successful organization.” Unlike a shadowing program, “Administrator Apprentice” will have hands-on involvement working an entire day’s shift.
A team of Unity staff members developed the plan, which included identifying a variety of jobs at Unity and assigning an administrator to each role. Assignments were revealed to administrators last month as part of the monthly Management Staff meeting.
Administrative Apprentice & Job Assignment
Douglas Stewart, Information Technology Help Desk Assistant
Joyce Zimowski, Surgical Center Family Liaison
Michael Nazar, M.D., Front Desk Medical Secretary, Unity Family
Medicine @ St. Mary’s
Robert Donahue, Medical Secretary, Unity Sleep Disorders Center
Mary Dombovy, M.D., Activities Assistant, Unity Adult Day Program at St. Mary’s
Tom Crilly, Maintenance Technician, Unity Care at Home
John Glynn, Bed Coordinator, Unity Hospital
Timothy McCormick, Front Desk Registrar, Unity Behavioral Health at West Main
Maryalice Keller, Teacher, Park Ridge Child Care
Candace Smith, Resource Specialist, Unity Contact Center
Joseph Salipante, M.D., Ambassador, Unity Hospital
James Marotta, Diet Clerk, Unity Hospital
Timothy Balconi, Food Service Assistant, Unity Living Center
Donald Felter, Courier Assistant, ACM Medical Laboratory
James Haley, M.D., Medicaid Liaison, Patient Financial Services
Art Glenz, Maintenance Technician, The Villages at Unity
Sandy MacWilliam, Recreation Assistant, Edna Tina Wilson Living Center
Jane Shukitis, Recreation Assistant, Park Ridge Living Center
Warren Hern, Unity Health System Sterile Processing Technologist, Unity Hospital
Stewart Putnam, Patient Transporter, Unity Hospital
Unity Health System provides a complete network of health care services from the Unity Park Ridge Hospital Campus in the town of Greece, the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, and at numerous other sites throughout Rochester and western Monroe County. Services include inpatient and outpatient hospital care and surgery, a family birth place, women’s health services, chemical dependency and mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, adult day health and home health programs for older adults, retirement communities, child care, and laboratory services, among many others.