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Beebe Healthcare Recognizes Gavin Zakarevicz with May 2019 L.O.V.E. Letter Award
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Beebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Gavin Zakarevicz, RN, as the May 2019 recipient of the Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) Letter Award.
All Beebe team members pledge to follow a system of values. 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.
Loretta Ostroski, Director of Patient Care Services, submitted Gavin’s L.O.V.E Letter nomination and wrote, “Gavin researched and made changes to a product that the Vascular Access Team (VAT) was using. This change has reduced costs by $8,000 per month!”
“Gavin shared the results of this change at our monthly meeting and I was impressed with the details and data he provided. Gavin has embraced the role of a VAT nurse with such passion that is impressive,” Loretta wrote. “Thank you, Gavin, for advocating for the patients and supporting best practice in our organization.”
Gavin demonstrates many of the Beebe values, including “achieving amazing accomplishments through exceptional teamwork” and “dedicating yourself to being an expert in your field – always learning, always growing.”
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 www.beebehealthcare.org/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 who live in, work in, and visit the communities we serve. Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Beach Health Campus; and coming in 2020, the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiac and vascular, general surgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, women's health, and orthopaedics. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a Home Care program and an adult activities center. For more information about Beebe Healthcare, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. To find out how Beebe Healthcare is Creating the Next Generation of Care for the community, go to www.nextgenerationofcare.org.
Caption: Gavin Zakarevicz, RN, (center) is the recipient of Beebe Healthcare’s May 2019 L.O.V.E. Letter. Also pictured are Loretta Ostroski, Director of Patient Care Services, left, and Rick Schaffner, Interim CEO, Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer.