Mercy Jefferson Announces Tulip Award Winners

April 18, 2022

The Tulip Award is a program to honor and celebrate clinical support co-workers for the exceptional care they provide in support of the nursing staff. The Professional Development Shared Governance Council at Mercy Hospital Jefferson selects these honorees each quarter from nominations submitted by patients, visitors and co-workers.

April 2022

Lisa Rowen, patient care associate, earned the quarterly Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides on Medical 2 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.

Rowen’s co-worker nominated her by writing: “Lisa was caring for a patient who was fearful of her son. When the patient’s husband came to visit, her son was with him. Lisa could tell the patient was scared. She slipped her versus badge under the patient’s blanket and told her to push the button if she felt in danger. Lisa then went to the patient’s nurse and told her the son was in the room with the patient. Security was called and the son was asked to leave. The patient was placed in a new room and made a private encounter. As it turned out, the patient’s son was verbally and physically abusive to the patient at the home.

“Because of Lisa’s care and the connection she has for her patients, she gave this patient a sense of security and safe environment. I am glad to have her on my team.”

mhj-tulip-lisa-rowen-square Lisa Rowen, patient care associate, earned the quarterly Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides on Medical 2 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.

November 2021

Kim Littlefield, patient care associate, earned the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the progressive care unit (PCU) at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.

A co-worker nominated Littlefield by writing: “Kim’s patient was COVID positive. This patient was a young man with small children. He has not seen his family in 19 days except through the outside window. She went to the gift shop and helped him pick out gifts for his children and paid for them with her own money. The patient’s prognosis is poor. She may never realize the impact she had on those children’s lives.”

kim-littlefield-tulip-square Kim Littlefield, patient care associate, earned the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the progressive care unit (PCU) at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.

August 2021

Kassie Mills, patient care associate, earned the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the progressive care unit (PCU) at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.

A co-worker nominated Mills by writing: “Kassie is the type of person who genuinely cares about all her patients and co-workers. We had a difficult patient who had fallen, was anxious and dealing with some mental health issues. On this day, I was assigned to him as his PCA. Kassie had worked with him a few days prior and on that day, without anyone asking, she got a wheelchair and offered to wheel him around the unit. She said, ‘I know he just gets so anxious sitting alone in his room all day and this way you and the nurses can tend to the other patients. Kassie does not come to work thinking about how much money she is going to make that day or how soon her shift will be over. She comes to work with a passion to serve others that she couldn’t hide if she tried. You hear her tenderness and the concern she has for everyone on the unit in her voice and in her actions. She is the person I would want taking care of me or my loved one. She believes in the value of each human being as a given, not that they have to be her patient, or good enough; she just values who they are, wherever they are in life. She is a special person, and we are all thankful to have her on our team.”

kassie-mills-tulip-square Kassie Mills, patient care associate, earned the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the progressive care unit (PCU) at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.

May 2021

Congratulations to Deborah McNail, patient care associate, for earning the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.

A co-worker nominated McNail by writing: “Deb provided bedside spiritual comfort to a dying COVID patient when their family was unable to be there. Through prayer, touch and music, she helped escort her patient to the next life. She made sure her patient was provided with all the spiritual comfort necessary. The patient passed peacefully during the Lord’s prayer. Thank you, Deb, for going above and beyond for your patients.”

deb-mcnail-tulip-square Deborah McNail, patient care associate, earned the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at Mercy Jefferson.

February 2021

Macayla Blair, patient care associate, earned the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mercy Jefferson.

A co-worker nominated Blair by writing: “Macayla is always great to work with. She has a positive attitude and constantly looks for ways to help the staff. She keeps the units stocked and clean. She always wears a smile, which spreads to everyone and is such an asset during these stressful shifts. Great job, Macayla!”

macayla-blair-square-web Macayla Blair, patient care associate, earned the Tulip Award for the exceptional care she provides in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mercy Jefferson.

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