The PULSE – Performing Unlimited Lasting Services with Excellence – award recognizes, celebrates and encourages our co-workers. Congratulations to Renee Hurley and Wendy Sutphin who received a PULSE Award at the All Staff Meeting on November 2!
Nominee: Renee Hurley, Hospice Aide (Location: Asheboro)
“Several patients and families have asked how they could recognize Renee for the extraordinary care that she gives to patients. One family told me that, ‘I know my mother will be in a good mood after Renee is here. She makes my mother feel better and Renee’s upbeat personality rubs off on my mother.’ The patient herself said, ‘I look forward to the days when Renee comes. I know I will look good when my family sees me. She always makes me smile.’ A patient told me that she had been afraid to have someone bathe her. She said, ‘I had to be talked into it but Renee is so gentle and so caring that I wish I had asked for CNA visits sooner!’ ”
Nominee: Wendy Sutphin, IPU Administrative Assistant (Location: High Point)
“I would like to nominate Wendy Sutphin for the PULSE award. It is such a pleasure to work with Wendy, she exemplifies professionalism, compassion and empathy. She is available to the team members when they need her for help with anything. Sometimes the help is even outside of her normal job duties. Wendy always goes above and beyond when working at Hospice Home and the weekend of Hurricane Ian was no exception. When the phones went down on Saturday Wendy worked closely with IT to ensure that all patient calls would get taken care of. She called Tasco and gave them her cell phone number for all Hospice Home calls and then proceeded to field all of the patient and family calls all weekend. She is truly an asset to Hospice of the Piedmont.”