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January PULSE Award Recipients

January 27, 2021, by Jessica Crisp

At the All Staff Meeting on Wednesday, January 27, two team members received a PULSE Award.  The PULSE – Performing Unlimited Lasting Services with Excellence – award recognizes, celebrates and encourages our co-workers. Congratulations to Tammy Patterson and Lesia Lancaster! Below are the sentiments shared with the nominations.


Nominee: Tammy Patterson, Director of Palliative Care & On-call (High Point)

“Tammy has served in many capacities over the years. In each and every position, she has exemplified a high level of commitment to making the employee, the team, and the organization successful. She works countless hours (boundaries, boundaries, boundaries) both at home and at work to ensure that our employee and patient needs are met. Although she serves as a director, she, on a weekly basis will triage, make visits or take call during staff absences. She brings a great deal of knowledge to the table and has completed her BSN and MSN since returning to HOP for the second time. From the upstart, she has been instrumental in making the Care Connection program a success. She covers for her case managers, when she is needed. Her ability to collect and analyze data, and then use it to implement positive change within the organization has proven what a strong asset she is to Hospice of the Piedmont. Her upbeat attitude, helps to keep her peers focused and allows them to enjoy a lighthearted cup of coffee, when we most need it.”


Nominee: Lesia Lancaster, Bereavement Counselor (Randolph)

“Lesia is a dedicated employee that is constantly open to learning new skills and taking on new responsibilities with a genuine and positive attitude. She has been excellent to collaborate with on a variety of recent projects and faces each project and each challenge that arises with true optimism. She has a thirst for knowledge and feels that you can always learn more and always improve your practices. She sets an example for all of us. In addition, she has beautifully led our Grief Counseling Center Facebook Group and by doing so regularly provides meaningful connection, encouragement and valuable resources for those within the group…all of whom have experienced a personal loss. She genuinely cares about her bereavement clients as well as each of her coworkers. She is so very valuable to our organization!”