Blessing Health System issued the following announcement on Nov. 1.
Sheila White, CNA, Observation Decision Unit (ODU), became the 17th Blessing Hospital caregiver to receive the Honey Bee Award in a surprise presentation on Monday, October 28.
The patient who nominated Sheila for her outstanding care said she was in pain upon admission to Blessing.
“It was horrible and I literally didn’t think I would make it. When I got up to ODU, Sheila was guiding my gurney in. She noticed me curled up in a ball. I looked up and grabbed her hands and begged for her not to let go of my hands. With her care, loving attention and compassion, Sheila got me through the night and day ahead.
“When I got down to 2 North in isolation I saw Sheila again on that floor. She came right in and said, “There’s my girl.” That brought a smile to my face! Those hours that she was there got me through the pain. Thank you, Sheila! I hope this recognition brings much happiness and love, because that is what you brought to me!”
Honey Bee honorees personify Blessing Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. The Honey Bee Award complements the DAISY Award. While the DAISY Award is for RNs, the Honey Bee Award is for support staff because, “you can’t have daisies without outstanding honey bees.”
Each Honey Bee Award honoree is recognized during a presentation. They receive a certificate, a tray of sticky buns, cookies and a jar of local honey. The local honey signifies the role support staff plays in extraordinary patient care and customer service; they are the “sticky” honey that binds us together.
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Source: Blessing Health System