Sam Lewis wins June 2010 Jefferson Award

Sam Lewis wins June 2010 Jefferson Award

Linda Lewis and Gary Ferguson
Sam Lewis's daughter, Linda Lewis, RN, accepts the June 2010 Jefferson Award for her father from Gary Ferguson, chief operating officer of Christiana Care.

Christiana Care’s Jefferson Awards winner for the month of June is Sam Lewis from Volunteer Services.

Each month, the Jefferson Awards program spotlights an outstanding employee or volunteer who provides community services beyond the work they do each day for Christiana Care.

Our second-ever winner of the award epitomizes the concept of service before self. Sam Lewis serves in Volunteer Services at Christiana Care, but his additional volunteer work beyond our campus earns him this month’s honor.

Together with his wife Jean, Sam helps provide transportation and arranges for temporary housing services—on his own time and at his own expense—to hundreds of Christiana Care patients, families and friends. His efforts alleviate worries over where to live while loved ones receive care at our hospitals.

A Christiana Care social worker, Carmela “Mel” Longobardi, nominated Sam. She describes him as a giving, gentle, soul—traits that define volunteering.