Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the
BEE Award to Jonathan Steelmon, BSW, MA, in recognition of the compassionate care
he provides to patients. The BEE Award honors and recognizes team members
outside of nursing who go Beyond Exceptional Expectations (BEE).
Steelmon is a clinical intake coordinator with a background as a mental
health social worker. He was nominated for the BEE Award by the sibling
of a vulnerable patient he encountered while admitting him into the Health System.
The nomination excerpt includes, “Several years ago, my brother was
diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. His medication needed to be
adjusted so at the request of his independent living facility, he was
sent to another facility for prescription and psychological evaluation.
He spent only two nights there before he suffered an unprovoked physical
attack by an inmate at the facility. My brother was then transported to
Southeast Georgia Health System and the nurse immediately involved Jonathan
Steelmon. He interviewed my brother and decided a psychiatrist should
be included in the conversation. A medication was added and not long afterward,
there was a positive difference in my brother’s demeanor. Our family
is so grateful that Mr. Steelmon was involved with my brother’s
case. He is back in assisted living and doing very well.”
Steelmon was presented with a BEE Award plaque and certificate in front
of his peers and Health System leadership. He also received a BEE pin,
balloons, and honey danishes to share with his team.
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 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).