November 2012 Associate of the Month
Krista White was born in Philadelphia and grew up in southern Florida and the Philadelphia area. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls before attending Millersville University, where she earned a BA in Commercial Art. After a brief stint as a graphic designer, Krista worked at Sysco for five years as a buyer. She joined Doylestown Hospital in November 2007 as a buyer in the Purchasing department.
Krista's duties include processing and tracking medical and office supply purchase orders and researching products. She also negotiates best pricing with vendors, and manages service agreement contracts. The departments she works most closely with include MIS, Anesthesia, LDRP, Visiting Nurse, Radiology and Children's Village.
"I like being able to help people," says Krista. "I enjoy researching and finding the right product for them." She also enjoys working in a small department. "We're always there to help each other out."
Director of Materials Management Dom Panacio says: "Krista follows the SERVE values in that she supplies a high level of customer service skills and prompt responses to the needs of all departments in hospital. She will research whatever is needed to get the right product. She goes the extra mile in terms of being very detailed and accurate in her work above and beyond the regular effort. Krista also picks up work to cover her co-workers when we are short, or if an Associate is overloaded.
Krista handles accounts that are tedious and time-consuming in a productive and consistent manner each day. She works independently, making her own decisions after doing her research. She also greets, when needed, all visitors to Purchasing in a friendly and professional manner."
Krista and her family moved into a new house in Chalfont last year. She and husband, John, have two "very active boys," Austin, 6, and Colin, 3. Krista enjoys doing projects in their new home, as well as gardening and spending time outdoors. Her hobbies include camping and going to the beach, as well as playing cards and other games. Krista is very involved in her children's activities and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Congratulations to an exceptional Associate!