Baptist Golden Triangle nurse cares for patient’s baby on day off, earns Service First award

Brittany Lee, RN, 3PT, recently was selected Service First Champion for the first quarter of 2014. She and seven fellow nominees were honored at a reception at the hospital on Friday, Feb. 14.

Lee was nominated by fellow employees Ginny Hill and Tammy Kendrick for going above and beyond her job duties when she took care of a patient’s 3-month-old baby on her day off in her own home until daycare could be arranged for the infant. The infant’s father was involved in military training and could not come home to care for the baby.

The mother was in the hospital for a contagious illness and was faced with leaving against medical advice to take care of the baby because she had no childcare. “Brittany went further and purchased clothing to wash all the baby’s belongings. Brittany was very concerned about the patient’s comfort level throughout the day and would send pictures of the baby to the mom for reassurance,” according to the nomination.

“Other employees who heard of this good deed were impressed and astonished and felt this reflected highly of Baptist,” the nomination continued.

Baptist Golden Triangle’s other Service First nominees were Amber Street, Lab; Robert Thomas, Environmental Services; Donna Grant, Community Relations/Industrial Health; Ron Nivens, EMT-P, Ambulance Service; Rebekha Collins, EMT-P, Ambulance Service; Sharon Williams, EMT-B, Ambulance Service; and Brittany Booker, RN, PCU.