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 third quarter of 2021.
Becky Johnson, senior leadership assistant at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, was awarded the Carnation Award. The award is given to a mission support staff member for their commitment to the organization’s mission.
Becky was nominated by Kim Kremer, project coordinator at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, for the assistance and compassion she offers to every colleague and family.
“Becky knows everyone by name and is always thinking of ways to brighten everyone’s day or offer a listening ear,” Kremer said. “She truly embodies a servant’s heart and is one of the reasons that makes Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton a special place to work.”
Congratulations to Becky on being recognized with the Carnation Award and thanks to her for her support of the Ohio’s Hospice mission.
Mark Miller, medical social worker at Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, was recognized with the Tulip Award, which honors chaplains, social workers, therapists, counselors, physicians, pharmacists, and other patient care professionals at Ohio’s Hospice.
Sarah Queen, office administrator at Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, nominated Mark for his commitment to going above and beyond for his patients.
“Recently, Mark coordinated for a patient to get out on the golf course to putt a couple of balls for her 100th birthday. She hadn’t been out on a golf course for many years, and she was so happy to be there,” Queen said. “Mark is always going above and beyond not only for his teammates, but for our patients and their families as well.”
Congratulations to Mark on being recognized with the Tulip Award and thanks to him for his support of the Ohio’s Hospice mission.
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.
“A patient’s illness made it difficult for Savannah to complete her tasks at times, but she took her time with the patient and created an environment where he felt safe with her and she could care for him,” said Debbie Reardon, RN care manager at Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties. “The last time Savannah was with him, she called me because she noticed a decline. Together, we safely ambulated him to the lower level of the home. Her soft tone and reassurance during a difficult situation helped the patient, his family, and me.”
Congratulations to Savannah on being recognized with the Sunflower Award and thanks to her for her support of the Ohio’s Hospice mission.
“We always felt my wife was in good hands, and we were loved and cared for as well. Gay stood out because she always went out of her way to make sure our family knew what was going on,” the patient’s husband wrote on the nomination form. “She stopped what she was doing to discuss our concerns or re-explain anything we did not understand. We could tell she truly cared for my wife by the way she answered with calm patience. We always felt like my wife was her only patients. Thank you, Gay, for being an angel on Earth while my wife was in hospice.”
Congratulations to Gay on being recognized with the DAISY Award® and thanks to her for her support of the Ohio’s Hospice mission.
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