Fifty hospital team members statewide received an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Spirit of Resilience Award during the 2017 OHA Annual Convention. The 50 front-line, behind-the-scenes and administrative employees received the award because they demonstrate strength and toughness in the face of great challenges and adversity.
Award recipients were chosen by their hospitals for exemplifying the Spirit of Resilience because they: recover quickly from a set-back or adversity; do not let failure define them, continuing on a path to success; come back stronger than ever when knocked down; react optimistically when faced with sudden change or an unexpected outcome; or change a negative turn of events into a positive source of healing for their patients.
“We are pleased to honor these special hospital employees who have dedicated time, talent or expertise to improve their organizations and their communities,” said Craig W. Jones, president, Oklahoma Hospital Association. “These are the type of team members who, when they see problems, consistently work to solve them.”
"Sara has been with Valir's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly for two years, in this time of new program development there have been many obstacles and challenges, yet she continues to serve her patients with tremendous care and compassion without complaint," said Brandy Bailey, executive director, Valir PACE. "We are blessed to learn from this amazing and brilliant nurse every day - true servant leadership on display daily, and her intelligence is only matched by her compassion."