Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania employee to receive national award for heroism
Lisa Benefiel, a Bell Atlantic - Pennsylvania employee, will receive a national award for heroism this week for saving the life of an elderly Lancaster, Pa. woman.
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LANCASTER, Pa. -- Lisa Benefiel, a Bell Atlantic - Pennsylvania employee, will receive a national award for heroism this week for saving the life of an elderly Lancaster, Pa. woman. A Vail medal will be presented to Benefiel, a system technician in East Petersburg, by Regina Novotny, Bell Atlantic vice president-network operations, at 8 a.m. December 17 in the company's Petersburg operations center at 1185 Enterprise Road. The award recognizes outstanding acts of heroism and public service by telephone employees. In addition to a 2 1/2-inch bronze medal, Benefiel will receive a check for $2,000 and a citation describing her heroic act. "Lisa's quick actions, sound judgment and selfless concern for another human being remind us what our company has always stood for," Novotny said of the award. "Almost every day, some act is recorded somewhere that exemplifies the devotion of Bell Atlantic employees. This concept of service is more than loyalty to a company or a job. It comes from a sense of individual responsibility for public service."
Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new communications, entertainment and information industry. In the mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider of local telecommunications and advanced services. Globally, it is one of the largest investors in the high-growth wireless communication marketplace. Bell Atlantic also owns a substantial interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and is actively developing high-growth national and international business opportunities in all phases of the industry.