Healing Heroes WallGiving credit where credit's due

Have you wanted to recognize an exemplary co-worker but weren't sure of the best way? How about a volunteer who went above and beyond for you one day?

A recent Shepherd team at Bristol Regional Medical Center found a way to help recognize one another with a new program called “The Healing Hero.” The program was launched to recognize co-workers and volunteers whose actions consistently characterize Wellmont Health System’s values.

Every month, co-workers have the chance to submit someone they see as a Healing Hero. After nominations have been reviewed, five award recipients are invited to the monthly leadership meeting, where they will be commended and given Healing Hero certificates, lapel pins and reserved parking passes for a month. The Healing Heroes also have their photos and handprints displayed on the Healing Hero wall outside of the human resources department, as well as the opportunity to attend a private luncheon with Bristol Regional’s president, Greg Neal.

“I recently had the pleasure of sharing lunch with Bristol Regional’s first class of Healing Heroes. After meeting with these folks, it became clear to me why they were nominated and just how lucky Bristol Regional is to have them,” Neal said.