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Beebe Healthcare Honors April Dillon with April L.O.V.E. Letter Award
Submitted by Rachel on
Beebe Healthcare is proud to recognize April Dillon RN, a nurse in Beebe’s Nursing Float Pool, as the April Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) 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, followed by every team member when performing at his or her best.
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.
April was working a night shift at Beebe’s Medical Center in downtown Lewes. One of the patients was nearing the end of life. April held the patient’s hand throughout the night so the patient would know that someone was there. She showed compassion and kindness even in this difficult situation, and acted with passion and love to make a difference for this patient. For her dedication to Beebe’s Values and for going above and beyond for her patients, April was recognized with the Living Our Values Every Day award.
“It is because of the dedication of team members like April Dillon that Beebe is able to achieve such amazing accomplishments,” said Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and COO, Beebe Healthcare. “After hearing this story, many of us had tears in our eyes. Beebe is fortunate to have team members who are so deeply dedicated to what they do to make a difference for our patients.”
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 Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Beebe
- 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.