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Beebe Healthcare Awards Martha Proano with L.O.V.E. Letter Award

Marth Proano LOVE Letter


Beebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Martha Proano as the February recipient of the Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) Letter Award. Martha works in Beebe Healthcare’s Environmental Services Department and was recognized for her life-saving intervention while cleaning a patient’s room.

“Martha deserves recognition for her prompt attention to a patient and truly saving their life,” Bree Wilkins, RN, wrote in Martha’s L.O.V.E Letter.

Martha was in an inpatient hospital room cleaning the floor and when she noticed a patient started to bleed. She immediately notified Bree who was able to provide immediate care and call for back up.

“I appreciate you, Martha, so much for being an important part of our team! You were part of assisting this patient and I want you to have this recognition for drawing my attention to the blood.”

Martha demonstrated that everyone at Beebe Healthcare is an important member of the healthcare team and is involved in patient care.

Martha exemplifies many of the Beebe values, including “do what it takes to keep everyone safe” and “achieve amazing accomplishments through exceptional teamwork.”

Photo caption: Martha Proano, center right of Dr. Tam, is joined by Iris Verdi, Director of Environmental Services, Dr. David Tam, President & CEO, Bree Wilkins, RN, Estephania Proano, EVS Lead and Martha’s daughter, and Rick Lewis, EVS Lead.


Beebe Healthcare’s L.O.V.E. Letter Recognition Program is similar to an employee of the month program. Team members are encouraged to send L.O.V.E. notes to other team members during the course of the month. A committee then evaluates the L.O.V.E. notes and selects one to receive the monthly L.O.V.E. Letter. Winners are announced in a surprise ceremony in which the committee visits the winner in his or her department and presents the award. Employees selected for the award receive:

  • Parking space in the parking garage for one month
  • $100 gift card donated by Fred and Lyndie Hertrich
  • Gift card to Waves Car Wash
  • 100 points toward Beebe L.O.V.E. Notes Merchandise
  • 100th Anniversary History Book: Two Men With a Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare
  • Letter of congratulations and personal visit from members of the executive team
  • Their photo added to the L.O.V.E. Letter wall plaque
  • Letter to team member’s director and department recognition