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Sep 4, 2013

Charlottesville, Va. – This season, outstanding University of Virginia faculty and staff members will be recognized for their achievement with the Cavalier Appreciation Award. During Saturday’s home football game against Oregon, Kelvin Tyree, a patient care technician in outpatient surgery will be honored.

In May Tyree was the recipient of the 2013 Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Awards, the highest UVa honor staff receive for their dedicated service to the University.

As a patient care technician, Tyree is responsible for setting up and cleaning operating rooms, positioning patients and stocking. Tyree’s dedication was highlighted when some temporary room closures at the Outpatient Surgery Center required the treatment team to relocate to the main operating rooms to perform surgeries.

Tyree was the one that really made this process work by making sure that all of the necessary equipment was in place and the staff from both locations could work together in a cooperative way. Keeping a place like the center running smoothly and providing quality care takes the efforts of many people, and Tyree’s leadership qualities are key to making that possible.

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