Connie Mayo, Star Performer!

Connie Mayo is Someone who Took an Active Role. A real STAR.

Connie, a Clinical Nurse Coordinator in the Division of Nephrology, was chosen as the December Star Performer, an employee who personifies professionalism and teamwork, and who consistently makes a difference in the lives of those around her. James P. Crane, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs and CEO, Faculty Practice Plan (FPP), presented Connie with the award.

Connie (third from right) celebrates her award with colleagues.

The FPP Board of Directors established this award as a means of recognizing and expressing appreciation to members of the clinical staff who provide exceptional service and compassionate care to patients and families. A multi-departmental Star Performer Committee meets monthly to review nominees.

Connie began her career as an RN at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Granite City, IL from 1981-1983, then worked in the Chromalloy Kidney Center at Washington University School of Medicine for the next four years. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Connie was a Dialysis Staff Nurse from 1986-1988, Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist/Transplant Coordinator from 1988-1994, and Risk Management Coordinator from 1994-2004.

In 2004, Connie returned to Washington University as Nursing Administrator, and, in 2008, wanting a more direct, patient care role became Clinical Nurse Coordinator. Connie is a Certified Nephrology Nurse. “It was a tough exam!” she says.

“I enjoy teaching patients and approach my work with the attitude to treat people the way I want to be treated; the Golden Rule,” Connie says. “It’s fun to work with such wonderful physicians and co-workers! It is truly a surprise and honor to receive this award.”

Helping others runs in her family. Connie’s aunt, mother and two sisters were RN’s. “I love to encourage young people to enter the nursing profession,” she says.

In addition to receiving public acknowledgement of their service, Star Performer monthly winners receive a gift of $100, a custom-made WU Physicians Star Performer tote bag, a framed Certificate of Appreciation, a Letter of Commendation, a Star Performer lapel pin, and eligibility for the annual Guiding Star Award.

To nominate someone to be a Star Performer, email or fax a nomination to Stephanie Weisenborn, RN, BSN, Family Practice Plan, Coordinator of Service Quality, 314-362-1199.

Click here to see what some of Connie’s co-workers had to say about the award.