Mackenzie Cooksey, CNA, Rehabilitation Service, became the seventh Blessing Hospital support staff member to receive the Honey Bee Award during a surprise presentation on Wednesday, November 28.
She received the following nominations:
“Mackenzie is an outstanding CNA. She is always a happy person and very professional who stands above all others. We have encountered many CNAs in our 10 weeks here and she is by far the best CNA here. Very deserving of this award,” the first nomination read.
The second nomination stated, “Mackenzie is a very special CNA. She and I clicked from the beginning. She was always there to help me with whatever. I could tell from the start she enjoyed her job. Blessing is very lucky to have Mackenzie on their staff. She was there to help me through those rough days. Thank you, Mackenzie.”
Honey Bee honorees personify Blessing Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. The Honey Bee Award complements the DAISY Award. While the DAISY Award is for RNs, the Honey Bee Award is for support staff because, “you can’t have daisies without outstanding honey bees.”
Each Honey Bee Award honoree is recognized during a presentation. They receive a certificate, a tray of sticky buns and a jar of home-grown honey. The home-grown honey signifies the role support staff plays in extraordinary patient care and customer service; they are the “sticky” honey that binds us together.
Honey Bee award nomination forms are located on all nursing units and other locations throughout Blessing Hospital.