Thurmond is Employee of Quarter, Legacy Award recipient at Roosevelt Warm Springs

Delwanda Thurmond has been named Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter in FY2016, earning the Legacy Award at Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospitals. Thurmond, a long time charge nurse with the Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, was nominated by her peers, who describe her as someone who “always goes above and beyond with staff and patients” and who said, “There is nothing that she will not ask you to do, that she is not willing and able to do (herself).”

Thurmond was honored during a special ceremony in February. She receives a framed certificate, $50 and recognition in the company newsletter. Thurmond was surprised by the recognition, saying that she was “overjoyed” that her staff and co-workers would honor her in such a way.

The Legacy Award is a peer-nominated award given quarterly to employees who demonstrate work behaviors or actions that rise above the normal scope of their job duties. The name of the award derives from the long legacy of clinical excellence that RWSH employees have provided for more than eight decades.

Other nominees for the Legacy Award included Lakeitha Dixon, LTAC Patient Care Aide, Susan Wilder, Director of Finance, Victor Stinson, Distribution Technician, Stephanie Johnson, Radiology Supervisor, and Joette Oxford, Administrative Assistant to the CEO and Chief Medical Officer.

Coincidentally, the same day that Thurmond was awarded individually, the family of a patient brought cake, balloons and cards of appreciation to recognize the entire Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital staff.

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