CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- Sherrie Morris, from Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, on board Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, was recently selected to receive the Navy Medicine Analytics in Resource Management Award for calendar year 2017.
Morris, a retired chief petty officer, has been employed at NHCCP for four years and is also the clinic’s data quality manager, support agreement manager, and internal control coordinator.
According to Deputy Chief, Resource Management/Comptroller Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Steven Benson, “Ms. Morris has championed Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point’s Clinical Cost Realignment Structure Project that had a positive impact on Surgical Services, Medical Homeport, and the Patient Administration Department. This new structure has provided direct cost alignment, transparency of the organization, optimizing standardization and more accurate workload data collection. Her efforts directly led the command to improve accuracy and collections in third party reimbursable, which is needed to capture approximately $1 million in addition to the command annual budget. Her superb work in financial management is commendable and indicative of commitment to excellence. The result of her efforts represent an important step forward for Navy Medicine in the financial statement audit journey. She is an example of why our people represent our most competitive advantage.”
Lt. Edward Agbevey, NHCCP’s comptroller said, “Ms. Morris is most deserving of this award. Her enthusiasm for her job, the dedication she puts into her work and her expertise in her field makes her an invaluable asset to our department. I am extremely proud that Ms. Morris won this award, but not surprised as she is a stellar member of the command.”
Morris has been working at NHCCP for more than four years and credits her co-workers for her success.
“I’m humbled by this award and just so fortunate to work with a group of highly-skilled people in the comptroller’s office,” Morris said. “All of us take great pride in helping our staff understand how their work makes a difference in regards to NHCCP’s fiscal footprint."
“Analytics can be confusing,” Morris continued. “But, those numbers and statistics give us the opportunity to tell the story of what is going on in our facility. Important decisions are made based on the data we produce each day. Analytics allows us a way to quantify and compare what the data means and provides an opportunity to improve our processes.”
Named after Medal of Honor recipient, Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class William D. Halyburton, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point provides high-quality patient care to more than 30,000 active-duty members and Department of Defense beneficiaries. In addition to out-patient surgical services, NHCCP offers Medical Home Port (including family care and pediatrics), Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Mental Health, Pharmacy services, Preventive Medicine, Aviation Medicine and Radiology to include MRIs.
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