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Beebe Healthcare Recognizes Gerry Whitcomb with the December L.O.V.E. Letter Award

Beebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Jerry Whitcomb, a member of the Facilities team, as the December Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) Letter Award recipient.

Last year, a task force of Beebe Healthcare team members met over multiple months to examine exceptional patient experiences and create a system of values, which every team member pledges to follow.

Beebe Healthcare team members have pledged to live these values every day. As a patient or visitor at Beebe, you may see these value statements posted. We invite you to help us be mindful of our values as we care for you and your family members.

Whitcomb was nominated by Frank Molino, Security Manager, at Beebe.

Molino recalled a time when Whitcomb went the extra mile for the facility to protect team members, patients, and visitors. Whitcomb showcased the Beebe values of doing what it takes to keep everyone safe. Whitcomb is well known around the medical center for his upbeat personality and his willingness to go above and beyond. During this year’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive Whitcomb again donated a brand new bike. It is his 19th year doing so. Thank you Jerry for all you do!

Rick Schaffner, RN, Executive Vice President and COO of Beebe Healthcare, Catherine C. Halen, Vice President, Human Resources, and Angel Aguilar, Director of Facilities, were on hand to make the presentation and congratulate Whitcomb.

Beebe Healthcare’s L.O.V.E. Letter Recognition Program was established in 2015 and gives team members the opportunity to be recognized by their peers and supervisors for outstanding service. The 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
  • 100 points toward Beebe L.O.V.E. Notes Merchandise
  • 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

For more information about Beebe Healthcare’s Values and how team members live our values every day, go to /our-values. For more information about Beebe’s “Celebrate Excellent Care” program and how you can support Beebe Healthcare, the local non-profit community healthcare system, contact the Foundation at (302) 644-2900.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit us online at