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Beebe Healthcare Recognizes Judy Mitchell with July L.O.V.E. Letter Award

Beebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Judy Mitchell, a Nutrition Services team member, as the July 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.

Judy was nominated by Sue Thiele, Manager of Guest Relations at Beebe, who said that Judy demonstrated Beebe’s values of treating each individual with respect and dignity and acting with a passion and love for others.

“Judy completely made my day today! I went to the Sunshine Café to get some lunch. Judy took my order and prepared it. When she handed me my lunch the container read ‘Stay Amazing!’ What a kind, sweet, awesome thing to do,” said Thiele. “Judy totally lives the Beebe Values. What a great way to add a personal touch and put a huge smile on someone's face!”

Jeffrey M. Fried, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, and Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and COO of Beebe Healthcare, were on hand to make the presentation and congratulate Judy.

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.

Shown above: Judy Mitchell, center, received the July L.O.V.E. Letter Award, which was presented by Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and COO of Beebe Healthcare, left, and Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare.

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 www.beebehealthcare.org.