I CARE Award recipient is a romantic at heart
Marisa Proia, RN
Proia was nominated for her award by going out of her way to assist a patient who was celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary. Proia explains that the patient originally felt too sick to shave and get cleaned up for his wife who was coming to visit later on in the day. As the day progressed, the patient felt better and Proia decided to take the extra time out of her schedule to help him shave, which would not normally be realistic on any given day due to time constraints.
"I knew I had to make time for this man," she explains, "because it was his 60th wedding anniversary and I wanted to help him feel good about himself."
Proia says she learned a lot about the patient while assisting him get ready for his wife's visit. "I asked the patient whether his wife was a flowers or chocolate kind of girl. He said definitely chocolate," she states. "I'm just a romantic at heart and I wanted to help make this day special for the two of them. After all, in today's world, staying married for 60 years really is a great achievement." Proia then bought a Hershey's chocolate bar and tied a purple, satin ribbon around it for the patient's wife, which he gave to her along with an anniversary card.
When asked how it felt to be recognized with an I Care Award, Proia says it was nice to be acknowledged, but the simple act of helping the patient and seeing the look on his wife's face was reward enough.
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 www.Faulkner411.org. 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.
Recent I CARE Award recipients:
Yahaira Brito, Patient Transportation
Douglas Corvera, Interpreter Services
Joe Faz, Laboratory
Randa Hadayia, Pharmacy
David Haggerty, Parking Office
Meg Kilmurray, Community Health and Wellness
Juanita Morant, Laboratory
Annatie Pinnock, PCA, 6 North
Marisa Proia, RN, 6 North
Taryn Sledge, Inpatient Psychiatry, 2 South
Nancy Velasquez, Environmental Services
John Wright, Telecommunications