Acts of Humankindness
These are the Acts of Humankindness that bring our mission to life.
Join us in honoring our true heroes, those whose selfless acts touch hearts and inspire change. Discover the heartwarming and inspiring stories of our Acts of Humankindness winners, individuals whose kindness knows no bounds. Let their stories fill your heart with hope and warmth. Let's applaud the everyday heroes making the world a better place together. Join the movement of compassion and be part of the magic.
Jocelyn AbadJocelyn arrives at each shift with joy, enthusiasm, happiness and incredible positivity. She approaches all her staff with sincerity, respect and kindness. Her patients are cared for with such compassion, integrity and a genuine fondness for people and their families. Over many years, I have been blessed to work with her, she has always continued to smile and offer endless support to staff, patients and families. Her kindness stems from head to toe, side to side and inside/out (even though she may only be 4'11") :). The examples of her acts are endless. Even on a day off from work, she was at a coworker's side providing guidance with a family emergency; she served as the unit representative for our coworker and provided unconditional support. Jocelyn sets the standard for being an advocate with a huge side of commitment/dedication. I have witnessed her bedside interactions, she listens with intent, she allows people to voice frustrations, she does it with a kind heart, which uplifts the patients and all those around her. Her knowledge base is immense but what is even more of a gift is her pure heart and empathy for all. At times, her shift requires her to stay until the last patient is discharged for the night, (sometimes 2+ hours over). She ensures the patient is well cared for, seeks measures to address gaps in care and creates safe outcomes for the patient. Jocelyn has a large fan base, she is a shining star!
Niloofar AlikashaniNiloofar is an embodiment of the idea of kindness. Over the past few years, she has transitioned from one of the pharmacists to working on the pharmacy management team, and has earned the respect of the department through an everpresent demeanor of respect, compassion, supportiveness, consideration and of course kindness. I don’t have a heartwarming story to go along with this, nor can I point to a grand impressive gesture, but by demonstrating these principles so persistently, she has become the model of a leader that can be looked up to and trusted. Additionally, she has been on a persistent mission to encourage members of this team to live these values in our daily relations, which is no small feat in the stressful work environment of healthcare. This really has set a standard of respect in the department; which seems like a universal given, but is often lacking in many workplaces. Her words and actions have supported me in my personal life in addition to my professional life, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in that. Niloofar, her personality, and her dedication to treating people kindly is one of the reasons that I remain happily working for this department.
Michael is a very committed, reliable and kind coworker who is always willing to help his team, the emergency department, the inpatient floors, Behavioral Hallway and regular patients with kindness and generosity. He is always willing to cover any shift to help, coordinate airlifts, and even assisted a patient giving birth at the parking lot of St. Michael Medical Center.
Lora AmbrozaLora always goes above and beyond for her team and ANY patient(s). She has amazing customer service skills and drops anything she is currently doing & is always willing to jump in and help out wherever she is needed. Patient(s) always have great & positive feedback when dealing with Lora. Lora brings issues to the table and asks questions when she needs help with something.
Alyssa BaileyAlyssa is an RN on the 4South unit of St. Joseph Medical Center. Her personality is so upbeat. Her bubbly smile and demeanor are contagious and you can visibly notice a positive change in the environment when she is working. Alyssa is calm under pressure. She is constantly asking her teammates what she can do to help them. All the patients are in her scope when she is working so if an alarm rings or a patient calls out and it is not her patient, it doesn't matter -- she happily helps out. She makes her patients feel like they are her only patient. She is warm and kind and genuinely shows empathy in her work. She works extra shifts to cover the staffing gap and ease the load for that day on the unit. Alyssa is dependable, smart and has a can do attitude. She was recently nominated for a Daisy award by a patient's daughter, which stated that she showed excellent service and consistently asked how she could help. She creatively comes up with solutions to alleviate pain. Alyssa has started the preceptor process and her mentees have already begun to express how wonderful she is. She is able to teach and explain in a manner that is not intimidating and promotes learning and confidence. Simply put, we wish we could clone her!
About CommonSpirit Health
As one of the nation's largest nonprofit systems, CommonSpirit Health now has more than 2,200 care sites and 140 hospitals in 24 states. We serve some of the most diverse communities across the nation and in each location, humankindness leads the way.