Beebe Healthcare Recognizes September L.O.V.E. Letter Award Recipient

Beebe Healthcare is proud to recognize Kathy Cannatelli, Nurse Practitioner with Beebe Vascular, as the September Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) Letter Award recipient.

In 2015, 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.Kathy Cannatelli poses with Executive Team Members

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.

Rachel Corbin, a medical assistant with Beebe Vascular, nominated Kathy for the award.

“Kathy recently overheard that my beloved childhood teddy bear had a brutal attack by a dog and was practically annihilated. ItKathy Cannatelli, NP, September L.O.V.E. Letter Award Recipient saddened me terribly because I did not have the sewing skills to repair him. I have had the bear more than 20 years. Kathy told me to bring him to her and she would be more than happy to fix him … She texted me updates on my bear's progress throughout the whole ‘surgery,’” wrote Rachel in the nomination. “Kathy presented me with a freshly stitched bear, wearing a tie and a smile. It brought me to tears that my co-worker would go above and beyond for me this way. It is another instance of why our office is so great and that they are more of a family than just co-workers.”

Kathy was recognized for building trusting relationships with compassion and kindness and for acting with a passion and love for others to make a difference.

Jeffrey Fried, FACHE, President & CEO, Rick Shaffner, Executive Vice President & COO, and Jeffrey Hawtof, MD, Vice President of Medical Operations and Informatics, made the presentation and congratulated Kathy.

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 /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 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 treatment 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.

Caption: Shown (left to right) are Jeffrey Fried, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare; Jeffrey Hawtof, MD, Vice President of Medical Operations and Informatics; Kathy Cannatelli, NP; and Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President & COO.

Caption: Kathy Cannatelli, NP, is the September Living Our Values Everyday (L.O.V.E.) Letter award recipient.

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