Keanu Ashmore works in Food & Nutrition Services as a tray passer but he does more than just that, he makes sure every patient he gives a tray to is greeted with respect and caring words. He also takes the time out to sit with them to have a friendly conversation. He seems to always put smiles on the patients’ faces. One day, Keanu noticed one of the patients was very scared because she had no family present and she was going to start chemo therapy. He brought her a handmade scrub hat that had smiley faces all over it and gave it to her, letting her know she was not alone and he is here for her. Some tray passers just give the patients food but Keanu goes beyond that, he gives love, compassion and comfort too.
Caitlyn Reser, Nurse Aid, at the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center provides outstanding service to not only the patients of Rehab but the Rehab team as well. Caitlyn is always willing to go the extra mile for our patients and her coworkers. Her caring attitude and excellent service shine in all that she does—from the way she accommodates therapy needs by helping organize rooms so patients can get back into bed safely while the therapist positions them, to the way she constantly makes herself available to her team.
You would never know that Caitlyn has not been in healthcare for very long. She is able to expertly anticipate the needs of her patients and coworkers. She is self-motivated and does not hesitate to take action. She is selfless, often eating last, staying late and coming in extra. She always has a smile, and her positive attitude is contagious. Caitlyn is professional, sweet to all, and a pillar of our unit.
Caitlyn is always putting others first and is an example to all. We are proud to have Caitlyn apart of our CCMH family.
Kimberly Brunty (LCHC Case Mgr) recently received the RBC Rising Star Award for her outstanding work in patient care and supporting team values. On multiple occasions, Kimberly has helped staff from other departments with patient issues like denture replacement, rides to OKC for vision appointments, and financial assistance. These are all things that case managers do, but Kimberly does them for everyone and always with a smile. She doesn’t just do her job, she goes above and beyond to make our families feel cared for. Several families have stated that she makes a difference in their care and that they would not know what to do without her.
Kimberly’s actions not only show the character of the staff that work for us but they show that she is willing to always take the extra time to get to know our patients and provide that individualized care that makes such a difference.