This year, 1,319 team members were honored for at least 10 years of service at Baptist. Of that total, 72 have been with Baptist for at least 40 years. One of those team members – Barbara Helms – celebrated her 60th year with Baptist this year.
A nurse at the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital’s pediatric emergency department, Barbara was honored not only for her six decades of service, but for her character, work ethic and compassion. The pediatric emergency department even named an award after her to reward staff who “show her tireless perseverance, loyalty and commitment as a Baptist nurse.”
In the words of a co-worker, “Barbara Helms is the essence of a heartfelt and humbled servant through unpredictable times while maintaining integrity, passion and a love for her work.”