Spotlight on Talent: Hackensack Meridian Health, Denise DeSalvo

Spotlight on Talent: Hackensack Meridian Health, Denise DeSalvo

 

Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey are no strangers to being in the spotlight.

Ranked as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and one of the top 50 best hospitals in the United States in several lists, among other accolades, denote a culture of engagement and commitment to high performing excellence.

Denise DeSalvo, a nurse at the pediatric operating room, was arriving for her shift when she noticed Selis Tavsancil in the hospital parking garage, in labor, unable to walk the rest of the way into the hospital.

DeSalvo ran to Tavsancil and her husband, and was soon joined by Christine Zweil, another nurse who had heard the commotion, dropped everything and ran to their aid. Thanks to their quick actions, the baby was delivered in the parking garage and finally taken into the hospital.

Later, the healthy boy was the talk of the hospital and beyond, with the local news reporting on the strange incident.

“WE ARE SO PROUD ​OF THE HEROIC ACTIONS TAKEN BY CHRISTINE AND DENISE WHO DIDN’T HESITATE FOR A MOMENT TO HELP SOMEONE THEY SAW ​IN DISTRESS”

Dianne A.M. Aroh
Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer

DeSalvo’s actions clearly identify her as a resourceful, patient-centric individual who isn’t afraid to take command of a situation to deliver the best possible experience for her patients, regardless of what conditions she finds herself in.

Using the Talent Plus assessment, the recruiting team at Hackensack had a predictive glimpse into her potential. Her top themes, which include exactness, achiever and patient centricity, highlighted her natural tendencies long before baby Aksel made his appearance in that garage.

As part of a strategy to elevate a culture, Talent Plus assessments allows our client partners to find and develop highly talented individuals who have the potential to perform with excellence — and enjoy every second of their job. DeSalvo is one of millions of people identified by our assessments as a top performer, someone with the know-how and the willingness to work hard and enjoy their duties, in turn creating a more engaged culture throughout.

 

THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN POTENTIALITY℠ DISCOVERED DENISE’S TALENTS

Denise’s strongest theme is Exactness, which shines in the delivery of baby Aksel.

+ Organized

+ Neat

+ Detail-oriented

Read more about the miraculous delivery here, and find out more about Talent Plus’ impact in the healthcare industry here.