Greene County General Hospital named Patient Care Technician, LaRhonda Henico, as the first PETAL Award winner of 2018. Henico was nominated by a coworker who recognized her consistent, expert care for patients, specifically citing her attention to detail that kept a patient safe during transfer from the Emergency Department to the Med/Surg Unit. Henico was honored for serving as a trusted resource to nursing staff and other providers.
Additional nominations were received for staff throughout the hospital, including Ryan Irish (Compliance), Angel McKinnon (Student Nurse), Aaron Cooksey (Radiology), Katie Ludwig and Debra Hensely (Respiratory Therapy), Laurelann Bredeweg (Business Office), Tabatha Stence and Gerri Jackson (Environmental Services), and Carl Weber (Dietary Services).
PETAL stands for Performing Exceptional Tasks and Affirming Lives, and is designed to recognized employees who serve as models to the community for professional achievement. Awards are given for performance, dedication, and diligence in carrying our job duties and advancing the goals and mission of the hospital.
Non-nursing staff are honored with the PETAL Award for exceptional employees three times a year. A compliment to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the PETAL Awards were created by Greene County General Hospital in 2015 to recognize the hard work of employees in non-nursing roles, from housekeeping and dietary services to clinical areas. Award winners receive framed certificates, gift cards, and cinnamon rolls for their entire department.
PETAL nominations are accepted on a continual basis, and forms can be found at award stations throughout the hospital as well as on the hospital’s website.