Outstanding members of the Ohio’s Hospice staff are recognized each quarter with Bouquet of Recognition Awards for Excellence. Honorees personify the qualities found in the mission and vision of Ohio’s Hospice and are the foundation upon which a remarkable patient experience is built. These staff members consistently demonstrate excellence through their expertise and extraordinary compassionate support for patients and families. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the Ohio’s Hospice community. These are the recipients for the second quarter of 2021.
The Sunflower Award honors personal care specialists who take care of a patient’s personal needs with dignity, compassion and empathy. They provide quality nursing assistance to patients, assist patients’ families with care and work with the interdisciplinary care team.
“I always know that I will have a good day when Judy lovingly cares for me. I have good days and other days, but she consistently gives me such comforting care,” the patient wrote in a nomination letter. “I cannot express my gratitude for the love, comfort, compassion, and excellent care I receive from her always.”
Congratulations to Judy on being recognized with the Sunflower Award and thanks to her for her support of the Ohio’s Hospice mission.
Ohio’s Hospice is proud to be a DAISY Award® partner, recognizing its nurses with this special honor. At Ohio’s Hospice, DAISY Award honorees consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care.
Joe Finkle, BSN, RN, CHPN, RN Hospice House/Inpatient Care at Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio, was nominated for the DAISY Award® for his compassion and extraordinary patient care. He was nominated by Julie Patton, program manager inpatient care at Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio.
“Joe goes above and beyond to provide compassionate care. Recently, Joe took the time to sit with a patient who was lonely and visit with him. That act of sitting down with the patient and providing the extra TLC he needed filled the need for human companionship,” Julie wrote in her nomination letter. “Joe has told me that he loves his job, and I think that comes out of the TLC he provides to patients and families and the big heart he brings to his work.”
Congratulations to Joe on being recognized with the Carnation Award and thanks to him for his support of the Ohio’s Hospice mission.
Jan Tillinger, excellence educator at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, nominated Melanie for anticipating and providing care for patients and families in a way that provides dignity and respect.
“Melanie joined the education department striving to reach and direct the personal care specialist orientation to serve the community in the same way. I watch her demonstrate skills and explain to new orientees the Ohio’s Hospice philosophy of superior service and how it can be implemented within their practice,” Jan shared in her nomination letter. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, Melanie has been a champion who filled in wherever she was needed. What I see is her waking every morning, putting on her shoes, and asking, ‘Where am I needed most today, and what can I do to make someone else’s day better?’”
Congratulations to Melanie on being recognized with the Carnation Award and thanks to her for her support of the Ohio’s Hospice mission.
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