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Beebe Healthcare Recognizes Liz Boone with June 2018 L.O.V.E. Letter Award
Submitted by Rachel on
Beebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Liz Boone, CNA, as the June 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.
Liz, who was working the night shift, was sitting with a patient when she heard another patient crying across the hall. The patient was confused, frightened, and unsure of where she was.
“Liz took the terrified patient’s hands in hers and sat with her, lovingly telling her that she was safe with us and assuring her that we were taking care of her,” wrote Pam Coleman, a patient activity attendant and Liz’s nominator.
After some time, the patient calmed down. As Liz went to check on her other patient, she said, “I will be right across the hall. If you forget my name, just say, ‘Hey friend, I need you.’”
“The patient indeed had a friend,” Pam added, noting that Liz went back and forth across the hall all night and attempted to contact the patient’s family for her. “I hope if I ever wake up in such a state, I will have someone like Liz to hold my hand and help me.”
Liz demonstrates many of the Beebe values, including treating each individual with respect and dignity and acting with passion and love for others to make a difference. Great job, Liz!
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.
Caption: Liz Boone, CNA at Beebe Healthcare, (second from left) is the June 2018 recipient of the L.O.V.E. Letter Award. Also pictured from left to right are Jeffrey Fried, President and CEO, Jamie Dickerson, Nurse Manager, and Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.