Cast technician Brian Rawls of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery celebrates winning the 2003 Guiding Star Award at the annual Clinical Employee Recognition reception hosted by the Faculty Practice Plan last week. The award honors a medical clinician who demonstrates clinical excellence, inspires leadership and teamwork and shows an unwavering commitment to compassionate patient care. Other awards were presented. The Galaxy Award for highest patient satisfaction scores for large clinical practices went to the Lung Center at the Center for Advanced Medicine. The Rising Star Award for most improved patient satisfaction scores was awarded to the Department of Surgery at Children’s Hospital. The Nova Award for highest patient satisfaction for small clinical practices went to the Siteman Cancer Center at West County. The Gemini Award for the department with the most improved patient satisfaction scores was given to the Department of Anesthesia’s Division of Pain Management. And the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology won the Apollo Award for the department with the highest patient satisfaction scores at all practice sites.