UCSF Health Radiology Team Members Receive 2019 PRIDE Awards

Two UCSF Radiology team members, Ricky Ng, RT, radiologic technologist and Gerard Phillips, interventional radiology nurse, were acknowledged with PRIDE Awards at the fifth annual UCSF Health Evening of Honors & Awards on August 21. The UCSF Health Evening of Honors & Awards highlights the stellar achievements of selected UCSF Health employees. Held in the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, the dinner ceremony serves to celebrate the many remarkable individuals who contribute to UCSF Health, playing an important role in making it a premier academic medical center through the PRIDE values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence. 

Ricky Chang Ng, CRT, RT, AART received the 2019 PRIDE Award in the area of Clinical Support Services. He graduated from the City College of San Francisco, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program and works as an evening shift radiologic technologist at the Parnassus Hospital.

James Bennan, UCSF Medical Center’s chief operating officer for adult services, presented the award, noting that “Ricky brings to his job a wonderful combination of knowledge and compassion. He has a deep understanding of radiology and the skills required to produce the required images.” 

“Ricky routinely demonstrates PRIDE values, serves as a positive role model to his colleagues and inspires his managers” said Alpana Patel Camilli, RT, MS, manager of Diagnostic Radiology at UCSF Medical Center. “We are proud to work alongside Ricky.” 

Ricky’s nomination indicated that he is “a problem solver, and one who takes full ownership of his responsibilities. By always being vigilant, Ricky identifies discrepancies and helps to correct them.” Ricky also received praise for being “kind, gentle and helpful with patients” as well as “training, coaching, mentoring, and encouraging new staff and Radiography students. David Poon, RT, principal radiologic technologist, supervisor, added that “Ricky brings PRIDE to work each and every day!”

Gerard Ian Phillips, RN, was presented with the 2019 Nursing PRIDE Award by Sheila Antrum, RN, chief operating officer for UCSF Health who said that “Many patients comment on their experience at Mt. Zion with a common theme – Gerard Phillips gives patients excellent care. He communicates well, he takes the time to listen, and he respects people’s privacy.” She noted that as he is an “outstanding mentor, who helped train radiology nurses for the Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay (PCMB).”

Gerard Phillips works at UCSF’s Mount Zion hospital as a registered nurse in the Interventional Radiology section. His nominator, Michael P. O’Leary, assistant nurse manager, commented that Gerard’s “bedside manner is rooted deep within what PRIDE stands for, and because of his actions our patients notice. His bedside manner exemplifies both compassion and an empathic approach.”