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HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital honors patient transporter Stephanie Shaffer with Hospital BEE Award

(EFFINGHAM, IL) – HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently awarded Stephanie Shaffer, patient transporter, with the hospital’s Be Extraordinary Everyday (BEE) Award for the past quarter (July-September 2019).  The award recognizes the colleagues who go beyond expectations.
Stephanie Shaffer was nominated due to the impact she had on a patient who could not stop talking about her to another manager who was rounding on patients. The manager shared “Stephanie took the time to listen to the patient, hold her hand and encourage her. Stephanie talked about every department, how the patient would get the best care everywhere she went…[The patient just] wanted to go right back to talking about Stephanie, how kind she was, and how Stephanie held her hand.”
In addition to Shaffer, J’Erika Hanks and Chloe Pearce (Medical/Surgical Care) were also nominated for the BEE Award.
Nominations for future BEE Awards at St. Anthony’s continue to be accepted. Patients and visitors are encouraged to share and submit their story of witnessing excellent and compassionate care from colleagues. A nomination form can be downloaded from the home page of the hospital’s web site at and clicking BEE nomination icon. Completed forms should be submitted to hospital Administration or dropped off in a nomination box throughout the hospital facility.
Photo: HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Bobbi Kinkelaar (right) congratulates Stephanie Shaffer, patient transporter, for being named the hospital’s quarterly Be Extraordinary Everyday (BEE) Award recipient.

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