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Star Thrower Award Nomination

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.”

Adapted from the original story, The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)

During your visit to one of our hospitals, if you noticed any patient support associate who raised the bar of excellence by making a difference for you and your family, this is an opportunity to recognize them.

Nominate a patient support associate for the star thrower award

The professionals who are eligible for this award include all patient support associates, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiac Testing, EKG, Echo
  • Chaplain Services
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Environmental Services (Housekeeping)
  • Engineering
  • Food Services to include the Cafeteria
  • Coffee Shop
  • Gift Shop
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician/Physician Assistant
  • Radiology/Imaging (CT, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and X-ray)
  • Rehab: Physical Therapy/Speech Therapy/ Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sleep Lab and EEG
  • Social Services
  • Supply Chain
  • Transporters
  • Techs
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