McLaren Flint Names January Outstanding Employee of the Month

Author: Leslie Toldo

Karla Upthegrove is January’s Outstanding Employee of the Month.  Karla is a physician information analyst in Medical Staff Services. She has worked behind the scenes at McLaren Flint for more than 20 years. She is one of the first people new physicians meet when they join the McLaren staff and is responsible for new physician orientation.

A nominator thinks it is high time for Karla to be to be recognized because she not only provides vital assistance to the medical staff, but she is also there to help out in other departments.

Karla is always professional, polite, organized, and detail-oriented,” the nominator said. “She is very responsive and completes some of the quickest data pulls around. Karla is thoughtful in her decision-making, responsible, hardworking, and dependable.”

Karla is honored by the recognition and humbled by the words of her nominator, whom she respects and trusts.

“I feel blessed for my many years at McLaren Flint and will forever treasure the bonds created, not only with my own co-workers, but also staff from various departments throughout the hospital,” Karla said. “I continue to find my role rewarding and really enjoy meeting and working with the new providers that join our medical staff. 

McLaren Flint managers, directors, and executive leadership nominate Outstanding Employee of the Month candidates. Award criteria are the hospital's mission and core values: contribution to culture and core values, teamwork, going the extra mile, outstanding patient service, performance excellence, and commitment.