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Beebe Healthcare Recognizes June L.O.V.E. Letter Award Recipient

Ruth Conquest, June LOVE Letter award recipientBeebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Ruth Conquest, Patient Activity Attendant, as the June Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) Letter Award recipient.

In 2015, 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.

Ruth was nominated by Pam Coleman, Patient Activity Attendant at the Medical Center in Lewes. Pam noted in her nomination of Ruth how Ruth is able to stay calm and positive throughout the night shifts.

“Ruth was my shining star when I needed it the most,” Pam said. “Ruth has a heart of gold, just filled with love and compassion.”

Ruth was recognized for doing what it takes to keep everyone safe, doing it right the first time-every time, treating each individual with respect and dignity, and building trusting relationships with compassion and kindness. Ruth acted with passion and love for others to truly make a difference for her team and, specifically, for Pam. Thank you Ruth for all you do!

Jeffrey Fried, FACHE, President & CEO; Rick Schaffner, RN, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Judy Aliquo, President & CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation; and Jamie Dickerson, RN, Patient Care Nurse Manager, made the presentation and congratulated Ruth.

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
  • 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

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 treatment center, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit us online at