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UAS Alum Spring Creek Correctional Employee of the Year

Dorothy Locke, Medical Records Manager, has been selected as Spring Creek Correctional Center’s Employee of the Year for 2009.

Article reprinted from Seward City News:
Dorothy started with SCCC in June of 1988 shortly after the prison opened. She earned her degree in Health Information Management (HIM) from the University of Alaska Southeast in 1996 and graduated second in her class. In November 1996 she was certified as a Registered Health Information Technician by the American Health Information Management Association.

Dorothy’s experience and training in disease coding, health care statistics, information systems, medical transcription, day-to-day management of personnel, policy and procedure development, along with her excellent organizational skills, help her respond to requests of medical and correctional staff in a professional and timely manner. She has stepped up and kept up with the constant demands of the growing population of prisoners that have increased two-fold since she started in ’88. She taught classes for the University of Alaska Southeast in the HIM programs, giving students her perspective about alternative healthcare settings, and the specialty of correctional healthcare.

Dorothy is a tremendous asset to Spring Creek and the Alaska Department of Corrections. She is an outstanding, humane and compassionate person who is a bright light in what can be a bleak and negative environment. We thank Dorothy for bringing to Spring Creek the dedication and professionalism that we all strive to emulate. She will be an excellent ambassador for Spring Creek Correctional Center.

We will be honoring Dorothy at a luncheon on Thursday, May 28th at noon at the Peking Restaurant and everyone is welcome to join us in the celebration. URL to article: spring-creeks-employee-asst-program


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