Congratulations to Tonya Bland, Family and Community Medicine, who received a SLU Spark! Tonya was recognized by Kathy Vogt, PMO-Billing Operations, for serving others.
"Tonya was on vacation when my daughter needed to get in and see a surgeon. She took the time to work on her day off calling around surgical clinics and was able to get my child fitted into Dr. Kraemer's schedule the following day. She knew just how emotional I was, as the parent of my daughter needing to see a specialist because she had possibly broken/fractured three fingers and needed to be seen quickly. We were the first patient seen the next day and surgery was needed. I want to commend Tonya for her compassion and understanding of what a fellow colleague needed for her child. While I could have chosen compassion for this spark because she has that as well but I chose serving others because I know she would do the same for anyone through her daily work."