During her hospital stay at Christiana Care, Carol Soha of Newark thought her caregivers were “diligent,” “compassionate” and “personable.” She went an extra step and took the time to tell them so through the Honor Your Caregiver program. Since March, patients, families and friends like Soha have participated in the Honor Your Caregiver program to say thank you and to recognize caregivers who were bright lights during difficult times.
Would you like to recognize a health care professional for great care? Honor Your Caregiver
Through a personal message and the option to make a donation to Christiana Care, patients and loved ones can acknowledge anyone who made a difference — a physician, a nurse, a chaplain, a housekeeper, a food service worker — even an entire unit or department.
Janice Mosher of Wilmington took time to thank nurse practitioner Krista Lee Brazell, MSN, CRNP, on the Cardiac Short Stay Unit for caring for a dear friend.
“Thank you for going above and beyond,” wrote Mosher, a former Christiana Care employee. “Your explaining what was happening . . . and your total support . . . will always be remembered.”
“At Christiana Care Health System, our caregivers are the heart of The Christiana Care Way — serving our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring, partners in their health,” said Chief Medical Officer Kenneth L. Silverstein, M.D., in launching the Honor Your Caregiver program. “Every day we see our physicians, nurses and staff working as a team to provide compassionate care of the highest quality.”
Caregivers learn of their recognition with a special card that includes a personal message from the patient or loved one who acknowledged their exceptional care.
“It is a privilege to serve our neighbors and an honor to be recognized for it,” said Sneha Daya, M.D., of Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners, who cared for Soha. “Carol was a pleasure to work with, and she reminded me that acknowledging details in patient care goes a long way.”
“By making a donation in honor of a caregiver, patients, families and friends help enhance the impact our teams of caregivers have on our community,” said Andrew Pack, executive director of Development. “This spirit of giving is a way to support Christiana Care’s commitment to our neighbors.”