MANSFIELD — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s Marco Bartoloni, RN, was chosen as the DFW Hospital Council’s Employee of the Year.

He received the award for his outstanding contribution, dedication, and inspiration to the hospital and community.

“A registered nurse for 15 years, Marco is a role model for integrity and empathy,” a spokesman said. “He listens to input from staff nurses and physicians and leads the team to make decisions that are in the best interest of the patient and the patient’s family. His diverse cultural background and his ability to speak fluently in five languages are extremely valuable to Methodist Mansfield as an interpreter for patients unable to communicate in English.

“He has made many significant contributions to the emergency department, including the development of a new computerized scheduling program,” the spokesman said. “He is active in the community and supports United Way and participates in American Heart Association fundraising efforts.

During Thanksgiving holidays he helps feed the hungry at Mission Arlington by providing several Thanksgiving turkeys and supports the Kidney Foundation with clothing for its fundraiser.

His work day is spent caring for patients in the emergency department at Methodist Mansfield.

“Marco is a role model for the hospital and is admired for his leadership and clinical expertise,” said Laura Irvine president of Methodist Mansfield. “His dedication and compassion to serve and care for others makes a difference in so many people’s lives.”

Bartoloni was among 48 nominees who won the 2009 Employee of the Year Award from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Denise Cobb of Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Alice Madden of Methodist Dallas Medical Center were also recognized at the DFW Hospital Council Employee of the Year banquet for their contributions to health care and their dedication to excellence.

For 13 years, the DFW Hospital Council event has highlighted the importance of the health care workforce and pays tribute to individuals who contribute to the success of hospitals in the Metroplex.