Kane Employee Wins Lucchino Award for May
From Left - John Cornack was named as the May winner of the Lucchino Award
for Distinguished Service by Allegheny County Chief Executive Jim Roddey.
(July 23, 2003)
Allegheny County Chief Executive Jim Roddey today named John Cornack as the May winner of the Lucchino Award for Distinguished Service.
Cornack, 46, of Pittsburgh, is the Quality Assurance Manager for the Kane Regional Centers. He has been employed by the county since April 2000.
Cornack developed and implemented the federally mandated Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), which ensures the confidentiality of an individual's health information.
But it was a difficult assignment because Cornack had to master the complexities of the federal legislation, implement policies and procedures, buy and install equipment and also train 1,500 staff, physicians and volunteers, said Thomas O' Shea, director of the Kane Regional Centers.
From Left - Director of Kane Regional Centers Thomas O' Shea, Wife of the Award Winner
Lisa Garbin Cornack, Quality Assurance Manager for the Kane Regional Centers John Cornack,
County Executive Jim Roddey and County Manager Robert Webb.
"So successful were Mr. Cornack's efforts at creating Kanes' HIPAA compliance plan that independent auditors from the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania rated Mr. Cornack's plan a best practice model," said O'Shea, who nominated Cornack for the award.
Initiated by Chief Executive Roddey, the Frank J. Lucchino Award recognizes and rewards exemplary performance by county employees who demonstrate outstanding efficiency, productivity and customer service.
The award is presented monthly to a county employee or employee group in recognition of exceptional achievements. There is no deadline for nominations.