June 1, 2018
Last November, Copley officials rolled out a program to recognize employees who exemplify the hospital’s values of community, respect and compassion, service excellence and life-long learning. Laboratory Technician Karen Broderick was honored as this month’s Copley Team Hero. The award was presented to Broderick on behalf of the leadership team.
When presenting the award, Copley CEO Art Mathisen said, “Karen is a fanatic with details, setting a personal bar of ‘gold’ standard for quality. She has never been one to shy away from a challenge. She will embrace a project seeing it through from start to finish.”
Copley’s Director of Laboratory Services Amy Shopland nominated Broderick for the award. Shopland highlighted Karen’s efforts for taking the blood bank to the next level as it pertains to staff education and training. “Karen brings an expectation of a high standard of quality to our laboratory services, which staff and doctors appreciate. She continually demonstrates exceptional team work through her help to follow colleagues,” Shopland said.
“I love my job, and I especially enjoy it as I know I am making a difference and saving lives,” said Broderick.
This month Broderick celebrates 31 years at Copley. For the past five years she has served as Copley’s lead Blood Bank Specialist overseeing the work of the blood bank. Accurate documentation and record keeping is a critical component of the blood bank. Karen, in collaboration with Nurse Educator Dale Porter, RN, works closely with clinical staff, especially with training new hires, as it pertains to proper handling and documentation of blood.
Outside of her work at Copley, Broderick and her husband Kevin are entrepreneurs with their Whitefield Hop Yard business in East Hardwick. There, they grow over an acre of hops for local brewers.
The Copley family congratulates Karen on this honor.