Beebe Recognizes Employee with "You Make A Difference" Award
Diana Smith, Administrative Assistant in the Respiratory Therapy Department at Beebe Medical Center, has been honored with the "You Make a Difference" Award for July.
Smith was nominated by her team members for her friendly and caring attitude and for being someone who can be counted on to remember birthdays and special events, as well as to always take part in fundraisers. She also has taken the lead in sponsoring a family in need during the holidays and collecting contributions from the department. Through her tireless efforts, the sponsored family was assured a happy holiday season.
Smith also can be found taking extra time with patients to ensure that they know just what to expect during their overnight sleep studies. Her soft-spoken voice and easygoing personality has helped to put many nervous patients at ease. If a patient calls with a problem or an issue, she takes the initiative to conduct a thorough investigation and follow up with the patient on a timely basis. Her efforts to improve upon Beebe Medical Center's services to the community have been exemplary.
Beebe Medical Center's "You Make A Difference" employee recognition program, which was established in 2002, gives employees the opportunity to recognize their colleagues for outstanding service. The program is similar to an employee of the month program, but 18 employees can be selected annually. Each nomination, which may be submitted by fellow employees or management, must meet criteria developed by the committee. The "You Make A Difference" Review Board evaluates eligible nominations each month. Winners are announced in a surprise ceremony in which the committee meets in their department and presents the award. Employees selected for the award receive:
* Parking space with sign/plaque for a month
* $100 gift certificate to business of choice within Sussex County
* Letter of congratulations and personal visit from Jeffrey Fried, Beebe president
* Photo for wall plaque on hall outside of cafeteria
* Special pin for badge
* Letter to team member's director and department recognition
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org.