On Friday, March 2, the HealthKeeperz family will gather in Pinehurst to celebrate those among us who represent the values of our company and the best of what we aspire to be on a daily basis.
The 3rd Annual 2018 Barnabas Awards banquet, hosted by the leadership team at HealthKeeperz, is the recognition of another group of winners of the company’s beloved peer recognition awards. At the banquet, the company will award the “Super Barnabas” Award to one of four quarterly award winners from 2017. This year’s event will begin at 6pm at Pinehurst Country Club.
Nominees for the 2018 Super Barnabas Award are the following:
Janet Locklear, Q1 2017
Crystal Strickland, Q2 2017
Cara Hammonds, Q3 2017
Hortensia Alston-Hayes, Q4 2017
Attendees will also enjoy a speech by Sheila Burroughs of His Way at Work. At HealthKeeperz, we are engaged with His Way at Work to keep our mission--caring for all for the glory of God--central to everything we do.
The Barnabas Awards program launched in 2015, designed by the HealthKeeperz leadership team to have our employees select the people who, on a quarterly and annual basis, inspire them to be their best by living the values of our Barnabas Culture. Barnabas, a disciple of Jesus Christ, serves as an example of many attributes necessary for HealthKeeperz to operate as a strong, vibrant, Christ-honoring organization. Our approach to providing the highest standard of community-based health care services to the people of North Carolina, defined as our Barnabas Culture, seeks to promote and recognize HealthKeeperz team members who have served our company, our patients, and our people by being a Barnabas.
Colleagues recognized at our quarterly and annual Barnabas Awards contribute to the HealthKeeperz mission of caring for all people for the glory of God. The ultimate goal of the Barnabas Culture at HealthKeeperz is to build a community of caregivers who are caring, selfless, humble, and encourage their teammates.
Timmie Stultz, warehouse manager at HealthKeeperz, received the first Super Barnabas award at the inaugural banquet in the winter of 2016. For Stultz, the Barnabas Award was a humbling honor that validated his treatment of others. “The award meant that my co-workers—my peers—saw some good things that I was doing,” said Stultz. “I try to treat everyone here how I’d like to be treated myself. I’m not perfect—I fall way short of that. But it means so much to me, and to my family, the people who see my commitment to this company, my teammates, and our patients, that my colleagues honored me with the Barnabas Award.”
Stultz has not only enjoyed the recognition bestowed upon him by colleagues, but also the effect he’s seen the Barnabas Awards program have on the company, its culture, and most importantly, how individuals treat each other. “A lot more people at our compay, because of the Barnabas Awards, behave and treat people in a different way,” he said. “People have begun to think a little differently, and I’ve seen people change, just in how they deal with me, and how I observe them treating one another. It’s remarkable—it’s human nature for folks to go to the negative and even gossip about the behavior of others. Now, what we see is people trying to empathize and understand that maybe something’s happening in someone’s life and that we need to show compassion for our teammates. I see that new sense of taking care of each other all the time now.”
Stay tuned to this space for a recap of the 3rd Annual Barnabas Awards banquet, where we recognize the examples of servant leadership among our teammates at HealthKeeperz.