ATLASpotlight, a column that introduces you to our Atlas Head Coaches. These Coaches have demonstrated exceptional work and leadership, and thus deserve the spotlight.
We are proud to present Stephanie Perry as our featured Head Coach this quarter.
Stephanie is the Head Coach at Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital, both in the resort community of Palm Springs, California. As a Head Coach she is a SPHM champion with a number of responsibilities. Stephanie ensures that facilities are compliant with current legislative SPHM mandates as they pertain to activities, education, training and equipment from a programmatic approach. On top of these duties, she manages our on-site Lift Coaches and assures the delivery of the industry best practice and the Atlas concept of using the right piece of equipment, at the right time, for the right patient. Stephanie is described as intelligent, resourceful, caring, and calm in the face of complex or stressful settings.
Richard Borden who serves as Head Coach at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles describes Stephanie as follows: “The day I first met Stephanie she was doing a Super User class at St. John's Health Center. One of the employees attending the class was giving Stephanie a lot of push back from the first minute of the class. Stephanie kept a calm, cool head and continued through the class, staying positive. Stephanie did not let the worker’s confrontational approach influence her interaction with participants. By the end of the class, this employee was the last one to leave the class because she was so engaged with Stephanie. By the end of the program the employee was laughing and joking with Stephanie. Stephanie made an advocate out of an adversary. This is the essence of Stephanie Perry.
Stephanie is a US Army veteran where her natural calm and critical approach was further sharpened as she served in the capacity of Health Care Specialist from 2000 – 2012. In 2013 Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness from Ashford University. While at Ashford she was awarded membership into the SALUTE National Honor Society.
Ms. Perry’s colleagues and clients describe her as professional and positive. Lisa Kinsey, Tenet Health, explains that “Stephanie demonstrates a true caring for not only our staff members, but for the patient. She is truly an asset to any team.” Trae Macdonald, Director of Territory Operations at Atlas Lift Tech says, “From day one, Stephanie has impressed me with her drive and professionalism. It is easy to see how she sees her role as a Head Coach and the subsequent success of her facility as a key to the success of Atlas Lift Tech as a whole. She works tirelessly to grow and succeed in her personal life and she carries this trait to her work here with Atlas. I couldn’t be prouder to have her representing our company.”