Anna Dawson, OT - Rehab Services"Lean on Me"
Taking care of personal needs while tending to loved ones can be overwhelming for some family members. Anna Dawson recognized this emotion on the face of a patient’s wife,dedicated to caring for her husband following knee surgery, yet in need of her own medication. Anna volunteered to go to the Pharmacy and pick up the woman’s medication so she would not have to worry about her spouse.Caring for patients and also their families during their own times of need illustrate Anna’s commitment to Living the Mission..
Marcus Johnson, RN - 2 East"Mission in Motion"
"I already owe you money for my light bills, I don't have money to pay you for your gas to pick me up," Marcus Johnson, RN, heard a patient say on the phone to his neighbor. The Greenwood man was stranded without a ride home after transferring to St. Dominic's via ambulance from another hospital. Without hesitating, Marcus gave the patient $70 to pay for his neighbor's gas. Marcus put St. Dominic's mission in motion by reaching deep within his heart - and wallet - to meet this vital need. His action exemplified the mission of St. Dominic's - caring for others when they need it the most.
Barbara McLaughlin, RN MN - Oncology Navigator Cancer Services"A Helping Hand"
Cancer screenings can be a life changing experience for patients with abnormal test results. After a prostate cancer screening, Barbara McLaughlin, Oncology Navigator, made sure each man with abnormal results saw a doctor for a follow-up. However one man did not have resources or insurance to see a doctor. With results indicating he may have prostate cancer, Barbara found a physician for him where it was determined he did have prostate cancer. Surgery was performed and Barbara visited the man in the hospital and also at home when discharged. Since he only had a brother to care for him, Barbara cooked meals for them when he returned home, including Thanksgiving dinner. Caring for each patient and creating a bond for ministry is how Barbara is living the mission!
Clayton Jackson, RN - CCU"Surely Goodness and Mercy"
The Twenty-Third Psalm is one of the most beloved chapters in the Bible. The words of the psalmist David convey words of hope and comfort in verse two, which states, “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still water.” Hearing these soothing words at the end of one’s life is the desire of many. Clayton Jackson, RN, provided this gift for his patient in CCU as she faced her last moments alone. Reading Psalms 23 aloud helped the patient experience the joy and peace of God’s eternal promises while knowing someone cared. “Surely goodness and mercy” are more than just words of David— they’re the attributes that describe Clayton’s selfless gift to his patient when she needed it most..
Julie Turner, RN, CWOCN - Wound Healing Center"Equipped to Serve"
Gauze, tape, vacuums, tubes - all of the equipment a patient receives prior to discharge can be confusing and intimidating. Julie Turner, RN, CWOCN, in the Wound Healing Center, has a passion for her patients and ensures patients and their families are comfortable with all medical equipment before being discharged. When a patient did not have all of his equipment before leaving the hospital, Julie went the extra mile to help. Taking the needed items to his home and demonstrating how to use them properly, Julie demonstrated St. Dominic's Mission of Christian Healing through continued care. Her commitment to excellence and ministry is how Julie is living the mission!