I CARE recipient saves Christmas
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s I CARE Award recognizes staff members who go above and beyond their regular job responsibilities to make BWFH a great place to work and receive care. The Emergency Department’s Unit Service Tech Kristina Drew was a recent recipient of an I CARE Award.
Drew was nominated by ED nurse Sarah Auerbach, BSN, RN, after she coordinated an effort involving many of the ED staff to help save Christmas for a little girl and her mother. In her nomination letter, Auerbach wrote, “Kristina is always kind, compassionate and friendly to all staff and patients. Specifically, she exemplified compassionate care when she went out of her way to coordinate gifts for a four-year-old girl on Christmas Eve who was boarding with her mother in our ED. These two patients had nowhere to go due to an unsafe situation at home and were in BWFH’s ED for many hours. Kristina brightened up the mother and daughter’s hospital stay, and truly turned a bad situation into a good one by surprising the girl with Christmas gifts and allowing her and her mother to celebrate the holiday here at the hospital.”
Drew was surprised with her I CARE Award by members of the Rewards and Recognition Committee in front of assembled coworkers. “I really appreciate being recognized for this award,” she says. “Multiple people in the ED worked together to make sure the little girl didn’t think Santa forgot about her. It was great to see everyone work together with holiday spirit!”
Do you know a BWFH employee who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate BWFH’s I CARE Standards? To nominate a fellow colleague for an I CARE Award, please visit BWFHconnect. A team of colleagues will personally recognize the employee by presenting them with balloons, a thank you card and a gift certificate redeemable in the cafeteria or Atrium Cafe. At the end of the year, all I CARE Award recipients will be invited to a reception.
Click here for a complete list of recent I CARE Award recipients.