The annual Dedicated Service Award (DSA) is given to recognize an employee who has demonstrated dedicated service, an untiring commitment in living the Bon Secours Health System Values and Mission, and has consistently been “good help to those in need”.
The annual DSA recipient is one who embodies the spirit of the Bon Secours Health System Mission to “…bring compassion to health care and to be good help to those in need, especially those who are poor and dying. As a System of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness as a part of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.”
2014 Dedicated Service Award Recipients:
Patricia “Pat” Ciccarone – Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Nancy Bregaudit – Good Samaritan Home Care
Brenda Wolpert – Bon Secours Community Hospital
Deborah “Debbie” Schradin – St. Anthony Community Hospital
Harold Malloy – Warwick Long Term Care
All DSA recipients and nominees were honored at luncheons throughout Bon Secours Charity Health System campuses during the month of September. The DSA recipients each received a $1,000.00 check and are invited with a guest to attend the 2014 BSHSI Dedicated Service Award Ceremony and Dinner held at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore on Monday, November 10, 2014.
Congratulations to all recipients and nominees.
Meet the 2014 DSA Recipients
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center – Patricia “Pat” Ciccarone
Pat Ciccarone is a unit Assistant in the Emergency Department (ED) of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center; she has 21 years of service with Good Samaritan, and 17 years in the ED. Pat is often the first person who visitors, patients, and providers meet upon entering the ED. Her gentle kindness often puts visitors at ease as soon as they enter through the doors, helping in any way that she can. Pat’s colleagues shared that she is the “heart and soul of the ED.”
Pat is an annual participant on Good Samaritan’s team at the American Heart Association walk. Pat is a cancer survivor who serves as a special resource for staff members who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Good Samaritan Home Care – Nancy Bregaudit
Nancy Bregaudit is a Registered Nurse who has worked in Home Care for 22 years. Nancy has a calling for helping those less fortunate, often focusing her help in the Spring Valley area known as the “Hill”. This area is comprised of many individuals who are poor, uninsured, and often times have many social problems that impact their overall health and return to wellness. While embracing this population, Nancy works tirelessly to provide excellent nursing care to restore them to wellness. Nancy works seamlessly with Bon Secours Charity Health System social workers and other community agencies to ensure all of her patient’s needs are met.
Nancy is an active member of her church community working on various committees, and volunteers in her children’s school.
Bon Secours Community – Brenda Wolpert
Brenda Wolpert is a Registered Nurse working in the Mental Health Unit at Bon Secours Community Hospital with 22 years of service. Brenda excels at providing bedside care and inspiring excellence. She is a blessing for the patients – bringing her expertise and spirituality to the patient population. One of the psychiatrists on Brenda’s unit shared, “I have worked in the psychiatric field all of my adult life and it is always refreshing to see a nurse like Brenda who has the human touch and deeply cares for each patient each day in the unit.”
In April 2014, Brenda ventured to Honduras to offer her nursing care, and will make a return visit in November. Brenda also volunteers with the Junior Catholic Daughters where she assists the girls in making items and preparing care packages that she brings on her journeys to Honduras.
St Anthony Community Hospital – Deborah “Debbie” Schradin
Deborah is the Office Coordinator for the Radiology Department with 27 years of service. Debbie is kind and caring employee who is constantly there for the patients and co-workers; offering assistance whenever and wherever she can. Whether she is helping a confused patient by explaining something, lending an ear to someone with a problem, or consoling someone in a time of need, Debbie is the definition of a dedicated employee. Debbie treats everyone she meets with respect and compassion- she is a devoted friend who would give anything to help another in need.
Debbie volunteers with activities at Sacred Heart Church. She was the Assistant to the Girl Scout Leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, sponsors a family during the Holiday Season.
Warwick Long Term Care – Harold Malloy
Harold Malloy is a certified nurse aide for Schervier Pavilion with 3 years of service. Harold has been instrumental in making each resident he comes into contact with feel like they are the center of his universe, every person he meets walks away with a smile because of his presence. Harry’s loving, compassionate and kind approach has helped the nursing staff to de-escalate many agitated, restless residents. Harry was also a Super User for the health system’s new electronic records.
Harry has organized a gardening group with the elder residents in his neighborhood. He visits with them, encouraging them to do what they can in their gardens and assists them in the tasks that they are no longer able to complete because of physical limitations.