Beth Saunders works in Materials Management and is a Golden Star recipient for December. According to her nominator, “she went above and beyond to help the Women’s Care Unit get the logistics for the Milk Depot functional. Beth worked hard to find a dry ice supplier capable of delivering small quantities of dry ice on a weekly basis. This was not an easy task, she needed to call many suppliers. No one local could meet our needs. The timing is challenging for dry ice delivery, because as soon as the dry ice is delivered we have to turn around and ship the milk from our freezer, packed in dry ice, by UPS overnight to the Milk Bank. Beth setup the supplier with HRH as the delivery location and direct invoicing to The Milk Bank in Indianapolis for payment. Tuesday this week we made our first shipment of 477 ounces of breast milk and it went so smoothly. Beth even came over to help me pack up the milk and be sure I had the boxes labeled and delivered to Materials to the correct place. We can’t thank her enough for making the arrangements and seeing the whole process through the first time to be sure it went smoothly”.
Kelsi Duncan, Patient Care Technician, is another of December’s Golden Star Award recipients. Writes her nominator, “One Sunday, there was a patient who was combative. This patient has dementia, was around 100 years old, and trying to go see sweet baby Jesus. Kelsi stayed in this patient’s room for over an hour helping keep the patient in bed while another nurse ran back and forth to the med room trying to get medicines for this patient. The compassion, kindness, and gentleness Kelsi showed to not only to the patient, but also the patient’s family was amazing.”
Vanessa Donath, is a third recipient of December’s Golden Star Award. While Vanessa was busy serving breakfast, she noticed that there was a pile of mud in the hallway. Instead of ignoring the mess and letting someone else take care of it, Vanessa stopped what she was doing to mop up the mud and then to get a wet floor sign to ensure the safety of everyone. Thank you, Vanessa, for going above and beyond!