Island Hospital’s 2017 Employee of the Year is Pharmacist Bernadine “Bernie” Feist RPh.
As the dedicated pharmacist for our oncology patients, Bernie is thorough and ensures our patients are getting the very best care. She works tirelessly with patients’ insurance companies to find the most affordable treatment options and to ensure the hospital is reimbursed appropriately. Bernie further assists the hospital with many cost-saving methods. For example, she works hard to keep costly chemotherapy under control by maintaining a strict inventory and by conducting self-initiated audits. Bernie always produces detail-orientated work and strong customer service. Her supervisor notes, “Whenever given a project, big or small, Bernie finds a way to get it done with little or no supervision. Her expertise in oncology makes her unique among her fellow staff pharmacists.” Bernie pushes herself to achieve high standards. She maintains her board certification in pharmacology and continuously works to improve her clinical skills.
Since her arrival, Bernie has characterized Island Hospital’s Promise to consistently provide the best customer service to our patients, families, guests and colleagues. Congratulations and thanks for being an inspiration, Bernie!