Gina Travatello, a discharge planner for Beebe Medical Center’s Case Management Department, has been honored with the You Make a Difference Award for June.
As a discharge planner, Travatello is focused on meeting the needs of patients who are being discharged from the hospital. She is known for her positive attitude and her professionalism, even under pressure. She always seems to find the solution to any challenge before her.
Travatello works tirelessly to make it possible for patients to be discharged on a timely basis, avoiding unnecessary or prolonged stays in the hospital. Recently, she worked overtime to find a healthcare facility in Wilmington for a patient, and to obtain the necessary approval for the transportation of that patient in a tight deadline situation.
In another situation, she was successful in finding transportation for a patient who needed treatment as an outpatient, avoiding a lengthy hospital stay.
Beebe Medical Center’s You Make a Difference employee recognition program, which was established in 2002, gives employees the opportunity to recognize their colleagues for outstanding service. The program is similar to an employee of the month program, but 18 employees can be selected annually. Each nomination, submitted by fellow employees or management, must meet specific criteria and is evaluated by the YMAD committee. Winners are announced in a surprise ceremony in which the committee visits the winner in his or her department and presents the award.
Employees selected for the award receive a parking space with sign/plaque for a month; $100 check; letter of congratulations and personal visit from Jeffrey Fried, Beebe president and CEO; photo for wall plaque on hall outside of cafeteria; special pin for badge; and letter to team member’s director and department recognition
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness and restore optimal health with the people residing, working or visiting in the communities it serves. For more information go to www.beebemed.org.