Lisa Berrios-Moore was honored by the National Association of Professional Women this week with the prestigious award and recognition as VIP Woman of the Year for her leadership in healthcare. The NAPW organization is the largest, and most recognized organization of women in the country and is a powerful network community, with more than 600,000 members.
According to NAPW’s announcement, Ms. Moore first became interested in healthcare as a teenager when she took CPR and nursing assistant courses. Later, when she had to take her own daughter for an x-ray, she became curious about that field of work and asked if she could volunteer to learn more about radiography. “At that point in time, no person had asked to volunteer in the radiography department. Special permission was needed,” recalls Moore. “I was the first person to do volunteer work in the radiology department at Osceola Regional Medical Center.”
Eventually, Moore earned her Bachelor of Science in Radiological Sciences and Management, graduating cum laude and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. in healthcare. She worked first as an MRI technologist, and was then promoted the position of MRI director at SimonMed. There, she expertly managed a team of technologists, ensuring the continuity of exceptional service delivery. She was also responsible for the scheduling of resources and services, delegation and management of MRI service resources to guarantee an efficient flow and optimal utilization of equipment and personnel.
Moore strongly believes in the importance of being a team player. “When everyone works together as a team, the day runs smoother. It creates a more organized atmosphere,” she says. “Teamwork can cut costs and improve the chance of making a profit.”