Beebe Healthcare Honors Denise Pritchard with the “You Make a Difference” Award for July

Denise Pritchard, Senior Strategic Business Analyst in the Decision Support and Business Development Department, has been honored with Beebe Healthcare’s “You Make a Difference” Award for July.

Denise has been recognized by her peers and team members for her dedication, teamwork, and Beebe spirit.

Denise has been the go-to person for many departments during a transition to a new operating model. Denise eagerly makes herself accessible to team members who are in need of assistance to improve department budgets.

Denise is sensitive to fellow team members’ performance goals and makes it her mission to provide them with the encouragement and support they need to achieve their own objectives, said Jeffrey M. Fried, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare.

She is willing to work with all team members, even if it means going above and beyond her normal working hours. She has invaluable knowledge and expertise and is an outstanding role model and leader for all of us to follow, said Fried.

Beebe Healthcare’s “You Make a Difference” (YMAD) employee recognition program, which was established in 2002, gives employees the opportunity to recognize their colleagues for outstanding service.  The program is similar to an employee of the month program, but 18 employees can be selected annually.  Each nomination, submitted by fellow employees or management, must meet specific criteria, and is evaluated by the YMAD committee.  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 with sign/plaque for a month
  • $100 check
  • Letter of congratulations and personal visit from Jeffrey Fried, Beebe president and CEO
  • Photo for wall plaque on hall outside of cafeteria
  • Special pin for badge
  • Letter to team member’s director and department recognition


Caption:  Denise Pritchard, Senior Strategic Business Analyst in Beebe Healthcare’s Decision Support and Business Development Department, left, accepts the “You Make a Difference Award” for July from Alex Sydnor, Beebe Healthcare VP of External Affairs, right.


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 including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing lab, imaging, physical rehab services and walk-in care.  For more information, please visit us online at