June 9, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the
BEE Award to Courtney Kehoe, CNA, in recognition of the incredible care she provides
to patients. The BEE Award honors and recognizes team members outside
of nursing who go Beyond Exceptional Expectations (BEE).
Kehoe is a certified nursing assistant at the Health System
Brunswick Campus. She received six nominations for the BEE Award from patients and co-workers.
Excerpts from the nominations included:
- “Her attention to detail and overall patient care is unparalleled.
She made my week long stay in the hospital much more comforting.”
- “She was always on time and had a pleasant attitude. She goes beyond
her job and is interested in the patients and helps to make them whole.”
- “She is insightful, intelligent and willing to get her hands dirty.
She was never the primary CNA for my father, but she dove in several times.”
- “She works hard to make sure her patients are taken care of, even
patients she is not assigned to. She can make them laugh and smile, which
is not always easy. She truly cares about and advocates for her patients.
I couldn’t ask for a better person to work with!”
Kehoe was presented with a BEE Award plaque and certificate by Shelly McKinney,
R.N., manager, Patient Care Services, in front of her peers and Health
System leadership. She also received a BEE pin, balloons, honey danishes
to share with her team, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Those eligible for the BEE Award include all Health System team members
and volunteers outside of nurses (RNs and LPNs may receive the DAISY Award).
These team members provide extraordinary experiences for Health System
patients, their families and visitors by exemplifying quality service
and extraordinary care.
Anyone may nominate a deserving team member for a BEE Award online at
sghs.org/bee-award, or nominations may be placed in BEE boxes located throughout the Health
System’s Brunswick and Camden campuses. A committee of Health System
team members review the nominations and determine the BEE Award recipient(s).