Knight receives hospital’s award
Published 6:07 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2011
By JAN GODWIN
Public Relations Director
Memorial Hospital and Manor celebrated National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home Week with employees, volunteers, physicians and Hospital Authority members on May 12 with an annual awards program and picnic lunch.
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The presentation of the prestigious Julia C. Rogers “Excellence in Service” Award was the highlight of an informal awards program, which also included the presentation of service pins.
The Julia C. Rogers “Excellence in Service” Award is given annually “to a Memorial Hospital and Manor employee whose commitment to serving patients extends beyond assigned responsibilities and whose caring efforts offer inspiration to others.”
The award has been given annually since 1990 in honor of the late Mrs. Julia C. Rogers, a Memorial Hospital and Manor nurse whose compassion and commitment touched patients, as well as employees, of the hospital and nursing home.
The recipient of this award is nominated by his peers and selected on qualities such as courteousness, consideration, gentleness, respectfulness and helpfulness.
Chad Knight, CRT, was selected for the 2011 Rogers Award. Knight has worked as a respiratory therapist at Memorial Hospital and Manor for 15 years. In the award nomination submitted by his peers, Knight was described as a very caring and understanding person who goes above and beyond his regular duties to care for patients. It was also reported that Knight “is always willing to help out in other departments, whether it’s lifting a patient or passing out meal trays. He does his work with pride and integrity, and always with a smile. His calming manor makes patients feel comfortable. He is a great asset to our facility.”
Knight said he was surprised and honored to receive the Julia C. Rogers Award.
“I know of a lot of other employees who deserve this more than I do, but I appreciate being selected for this award,” said Knight.
Alicia Estillore, M.D., chief of staff of Memorial Hospital and Manor, expressed appreciation to everyone on behalf of the medical staff for their dedication to patients and the teamwork that is exhibited in their work every day.
“Taking care of even one patient is a cooperative effort made by several members of the hospital staff at any given time,” Dr. Estillore told employees. “Let us continue to support each other so that we may provide our community with the medical services that they need and deserve.”
A picnic lunch for Memorial Hospital and Manor employees, volunteers, physicians and Hospital Authority members was provided after the awards program.
Other awards include
Superior Service Awards
Karen Williams, Administrative Services
Reketa Willingham, Ancillary Services
Tracey Hernandez, Financial Services
Myra Mackey, Long Term Care
Jennifer Landrum, Nursing Services
Don Brown, Support Services
Team Effort Award
Dr. Shawn Surratt