Beebe Healthcare recognized William Chasanov, DO, as the January recipient of the Living Our Values Every Day Letter Award.
Chasanov, Beebe’s COVID-19 response medical director, clinical transformation officer, and infectious disease physician, was awarded this recognition for his exceptional compassion, expertise and teamwork that he has demonstrated throughout the pandemic. He also has appeared on all the Beebe virtual town halls for the community.
“In these times of COVID-19, I often see Beebe team members stop Dr. Chasanov and ask him questions. Each time I see him talking to someone, he truly stops what he is doing to help by sharing his insight and knowledge with them,” wrote Mary Beth Palkon-Krytzer, who submitted the nomination letter. “I am witnessing what living our Beebe values is about, and he helps people so graciously and with such kindness and compassion.”
“Dr. Chasanov lives our Beebe values so naturally. I truly believe that Dr. Chasanov has made a difference in many, many lives here at Beebe and in our community. He truly is our COVID-19 rockstar here at Beebe,” Palkon-Krytzer.
Through his efforts, Chasanov has demonstrated many of the Beebe values, including build trusting relationships with compassion and kindness, and dedicating yourself to being an expert in your field – always learning, always growing.
Awardees are announced in a surprise ceremony during which the committee visits the winner in his or her department and presents the award. Employees selected for the award receive a space in the parking garage for one month; a $100 gift card; 100 points toward Beebe L.O.V.E. Notes merchandise; 100th anniversary history book: “Two Men With a Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare”; a letter of congratulations and personal visit from members of the executive team; their photo added to the L.O.V.E. Letter wall plaque; a letter to the team member's director; and department recognition.