The Servant’s Heart Award
As we strive to deepen the culture of loving care, we seek to recognize those who demonstrate a deep, natural compassion for others in words and deeds. Nominate a coworker for the Servant’s Heart Award by filling out the form below.
Congratulations to our November 2019 Servant’s Heart Recipients
Kyle Clifford, MD, Family Medicine
Clifford & Clark Family Medicine
“Dr. Clifford had a patient come in who was not feeling well. The patient had seen another medical provider and had labs done at another medical facility. Lacking any test results, Dr. Clifford was proactive and requested them. He learned on the way to a meeting that the patient unfortunately had cancer. After returning from his meeting, he called the patient personally and added her to his schedule the next day so he could visit with her and her family.
“He often sees patients as soon as possible after they call, and doesn’t turn anyone away, which requires him to work long hours. He is also very conscious that patients have their wellness visits and will take the time to review the entire chart to see if they need one.
“He is kind to his staff, often makes us laugh, and truly builds morale!”
-Amy Parslow, PSO Manager
Nursing Team Member
Heather Turner, Certified Nurse Assistant
“Heather’s job is to fill in at the clinics wherever she is needed, which can be a very tough thing to do. She is someone who can jump right in and pick up right where the last person left off, in what seems like an effortless manner. I am always amazed at how she never turns a patient away nor does she put things off on someone else. She takes every phone call no matter how busy she is, and always makes sure there are no lose ends when her job is finished. Every time I work with her, she demonstrates a servant’s heart attitude, from kneeling down and tying patients shoes so they don’t fall to giving a patient her own office chair to sit in if they are unable to sit in the waiting room chairs. She always sees the patient’s need and fills it.
“It is a lot of responsibility to have a job where you don’t have a permanent ‘home’ to work at every day, but wherever she goes she brings the feeling of ‘home’ with her. Everyone knows they can trust her and feels confident in her abilities. She is a vital part of Team Bingham.”
Karen D. Baker, Front Office Float
Support Team Member
Kaiya VanOrden, EM-POW-ER Back Office
“Kaiya truly cares about her patients. We had one particular patient that had just been released from the hospital after a gastric sleeve surgery. Unfortunately, they had not prepared for their post-op process or diet. Kaiya went above and beyond and went and bought groceries for the patient. She went over to their home and spent a significant amount of extra time, after work, going over each step of the recovery process, simplifying it to meet this patient’s needs.”