Beebe Healthcare Recognizes Kathi Dayton with July 2018 L.O.V.E. Letter Award

Kathi Dayton, Pulmonary Technician at Beebe Healthcare (center) is the July 2018 recipient of the L.O.V.E. Letter Award. Also pictured from left to right are Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Sara Brown, Respiratory ManBeebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Kathi Dayton, Pulmonary Technician with Beebe's Respiratory Services team, as the July 2018 recipient of the Living Our Values Every day (L.O.V.E.) 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.

Kathi was walking a patient to the elevator following a pulmonary function test when she noticed the patient seemed unsure about where she had parked. This is not unusual, so Kathi offered to walk her patient to the parking garage to ensure she found her vehicle. On the walk to the garage, it became evident that the patient was experiencing an acute change in mental status; she didn’t know what year it was, did not recall having any tests done, and didn’t know where she was.

Kathi brought the patient back to her office, then arranged for her to be taken to the emergency department for evaluation. Kathi’s concern for her patient was evident; the patient had mentioned that she had no local family and Kathi was concerned she would be alone while in the ED.

“Kathi's passion and dedication to ensuring her patients have an optimal experience from start to finish were key to identifying this patient's change in mental status,” said Sara Brown, Respiratory Manager, who wrote Kathi’s L.O.V.E. Note. “Her attention and concern saved this patient’s life.”

Kathi demonstrates many of the Beebe values, including acting with passion and love for others to make a difference, treating each individual with respect and dignity, and doing what it takes to keep everyone safe. Great job, Kathi!

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, work, and visit the communities we serve. The medical center in Lewes is a licensed 210-bed hospital with specialized service lines, including cardiac and vascular, surgical services, medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Outpatient facilities, conveniently located throughout Sussex County, provide primary care, walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services, in addition to Beebe’s home care services. For more information on services offered through Beebe, 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: Kathi Dayton, Pulmonary Technician at Beebe Healthcare (center) is the July 2018 recipient of the L.O.V.E. Letter Award. Also pictured from left to right are Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Sara Brown, Respiratory Manager; Christopher Steele, Director of Respiratory, Neurology, and Sleep Services; and Jeffrey Fried, President and CEO.