“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa
Without a doubt, kind words are powerful words. So often, we don’t say the nice things that cross our minds for fear of how they will be received or because we’re too quickly on to the next exchange. Today, make an exception. We invite you to celebrate National Compliment Day by telling the people in your life just how much they mean to you and why. Just imagine the joy we could generate if each of us offered praise to just one person.
To kick things off, we invited Parkview coworkers to share a few kind words about their fellow team members. The outpouring of kudos was phenomenal. We invited a handful of the participants to come read their compliments on camera (and get a lovely surprise) and promised to feature a few others in the post below. While we couldn’t include all of the compliments here, these beautiful sentiments should get the ball rolling.
Maddalena Briney, Human Resources, said of Jean McGee, Payroll
“Jean is a ray of sunshine. She always greets with a smile. She allows for interruptions to her day and goes with them. She is always available to answer questions. She is always very helpful and goes the extra mile.”
Kala Smith of Parkview Research Center, said of Lisa Davis, Parkview Research Center
“Talk about a ray of sunshine! Lisa always lets her team know that she is here to help and provide support whenever we need it. Also, she creates the best Excel spreadsheets I’ve ever seen.”
Mica Fensler, Population Health, said of Stacey Bussel, Population Health
“Over the last 10 years, I have learned what kind of a leader I want to be by watching your example. You have a dedicated passion for any job you do and excellent care for patients is the results. Although your day is busy, you make the time for anyone. Thank you for your dedication to Parkview, our team, and myself.”
Candice Everage, Gynecologic Oncology said of Scott Goodrich, MD
“You are truly such a wonderful, smart, funny and caring doctor. Thank you for always lightening the mood when it’s dark in the office because that is needed when working in oncology.”
Mary Knotts, BSN, RN, CMSRN said of Iwona Podzielinski, MD
“Thank you for truly being my hero! You are my most favorite physician J and I feel blessed to be a part of your team! You are so caring and kind and passionate about your patients, team and job. This worls is belessed to have you in it.”
Salisha Keller, Parkview Behavioral Health Adult Services said of Richard Therriault, patient care technician
“Rich is amazing. He always pitches in, asks if you need help, and makes you feel welcome. He is funny, attentive, and wonderful. I have never had a negative experience with Rich. He will be a great assest wherever he goes.”
Mica Fensler, Population Health, said of Lisa Knox, Population Health
“Lisa, your gentle spirit and compassionate heart shine through daily. Anyone that knows you well, knows that you are genuine and caring in every aspect of your life. Thank you for your hard work and for caring well for each person that crosses your path.”
Have something nice to say? Jump over to our Facebook page and leave a compliment for someone special in the comments section.