When word spread that a North Oaks employee had been robbed and was forced
to cancel plans to celebrate the holidays with family, a group of coworkers
pulled together to help in her time of need. Within 30 minutes of learning
of their coworker’s plight, Nuclear Medicine Supervisor Glenn Allen,
Patient Transport Assistant Kimberly Cannoot, Sonographer Lapreshia Clark,
Radiology Receptionist Mary Crockett, MRI Technologist Sarah Gagliano,
Intermediate Care Unit Nursing Assistant Keyonntae Gibson, Patient Access
Associate Shanice Mitchell, Radiology Nurse Tiffany Owens, Neurology Clinic
Medical Assistant Shanise Primas, Imaging Records Analyst Aimee Reed and
Monitor Tech Ashley Rogers sprang in to action to make sure she would
be able to have the holiday gathering she had planned.
As the recipient of their generosity explains,
“They handed me a brown envelope and told me, ‘This is for
you, and we hope it helps.’ Inside was a beautiful card signed by
everyone with some cash money. I could not help it; I started to cry.
I have never been touched so deeply as I was that day! They don’t
know me; we see each other from time to time, speak and go on with our
lives. These people went out of their way to help make my Thanksgiving
better. They did something no one else has ever done in my whole life.
I have never felt so touched as I did that day. They made me feel like
family. They showed me we ARE one big family here at North Oaks. I can’t
say it enough. I have never felt so loved and so accepted as I did that
day... In this old world, we are so quick to point people’s faults
out, so when something positive happens, it’s only right to point
that out too. I will never forget these people. I carry the card with
me in my purse, and when I am feeling down, I take the card out and read
it again. They need to be recognized for this.”
We couldn’t agree more! Glenn, Kimberly, Lapreshia, Mary, Sarah,
Keyonntae, Shanice, Tiffany, Shanise, Aimee and Ashley are deserving of
recognition as Extraordinary Story recipients because they made a conscious
choice to come to the aid of a member of their work family. Their generous
act is a shining example of our 4Cs Standards of Behavior—Communication,
Compassion, Commitment and Courtesy.