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2016 Gladys Littler Award winner: Kore‑Lee Cormier
Kore-Lee Cormier (centre) accepts the Gladys Littler Award from Kathy McInnis (left) and Dr. Tom Boran (right), dean of the Faculty of Dentistry
“You know when you ask her to do anything, she will get it done on spec and on time,” said Kathy McInnis, manager of Patient and Information Services, as she announced this year’s Gladys Littler Award winner, Kore-Lee Cormier, at the Faculty of Dentistry retirement lunch on June 4.
The Gladys Littler Award is presented annually to a staff member who exemplifies a high level of commitment, high standards of performance, and outstanding service to the Faculty of Dentistry.
Kore-Lee exemplifies all this and more. She joined the Faculty on May 1999 as the patient assignment clerk. With a background in private practice, she was well-versed in dental terminology, familiar with running a dental office, and used to liaising with insurance companies.
One of her early projects at Dal was to develop an assignment system to support the DDS3 and 4 comprehensive care course and ensure that students have equal opportunities to provide patient treatments.
“She works diligently each and every day with students and helps them with their patient families,” says McInnis, “whether it is coaching them through difficult conversations with their patients, explaining policies or procedures, or supporting the electronic records and charts. She is very passionate about her job and takes pride in the role.”
Now supervisor for the Patient Services Group, Kore-Lee’s knowledge of the unit and the needs of patients and students, and her willingness to help out wherever she is needed, have been – and continue to be – invaluable.
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