February 16, 2023
St. Peter’s Health presented BEE Awards to Phlebotomist Coordinator Josie Eckman and North Clinic Patient Access Specialist Miyoko Fisher. A companion to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the BEE Award is given to any exceptional general or professional St. Peter’s staff member nominated by patients, family members and/or colleagues.
The individual who nominated Eckman for this award expressed that she is an “advocate for our patients behind the scenes.” Eckman assisted in providing quality care to an outside patient by working productively with a nurse in need of access to information. The interaction between Eckman and the nominator was described as being “professional, empathetic, and reliable.”
One patient’s nomination emphasized appreciation for Fisher’s high priority for safety and patient care. This individual expressed: “Time was taken to bid me a good day.” Another nomination noted Fisher’s “infectious energy” and proactive behaviors in an emergency situation. A third nomination from a colleague echoed the fact that Fisher is “willing and able to jump in at a moment’s notice and help out.”