Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the BEE Award to Callie Dobrowski, CNA, in recognition for the compassionate care she provides to patients and her willingness to always be the first to provide support to her peers. The BEE Award honors and recognizes team members outside of nursing who go Beyond Exceptional Expectations (BEE).
A certified nursing assistant in the Health System’s Camden Campus medical/surgical unit, Dobrowski was nominated for the BEE Award by fellow team members as well as one of her patient’s daughters.
A nomination from one of Dobrowski’s nursing peers recognized how kind she was when feeding a stroke patient, “Callie sat with the patient and talked and visited with him as she fed him for almost 45 minutes.”
Two other peers nominated Dobrowski for her teamwork, “Callie is the first one to jump in and help anytime anyone is in need.”
In addition, a patient’s daughter nominated Dobrowski for the care she provided her mother, including making her smile when she was in so much pain. “My mother is 92 years old and very modest. Callie took special care to keep her covered when she changed her so that she wouldn’t be exposed.”
Dobrowski was presented with a BEE Award plaque and certificate in front of her peers and Health System leadership. She also received a BEE pin, balloons, flowers and honey danishes to share with her team.
Those eligible for the BEE Award include all Health System team members and volunteers outside of nurses (RNs and LPNs may receive the DAISY Award). These team members provide extraordinary experiences for Health System patients, their families, and visitors by exemplifying quality service and care.
Anyone may nominate a deserving team member for a BEE Award online at sghs.org/bee-award, or nominations may be placed in BEE boxes located throughout the Health System’s Brunswick and Camden campuses. A committee of Health System team members review the nominations and determine the BEE Award recipient(s).