We Appreciate You, Employees!
On August 24, we were fortunate enough to be able to gather all of our Sisters and staff to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day. Employees were treated to a raffle with door prizes as well as delicious Mexican catering. Ana, the daughter of beloved former Resident Ana Ortiz, generously sponsored our event. She wanted to be sure that we all knew that they both sent “everybody our love and tell them that Mom is so happy to finally be feeding them.” The some of the door prizes were also made possible by Linda Ealy, daughter of Nancy Hommes, who hopes the employees know “how much we not only appreciate the care they provide, but also the love they give.”
We were able to celebrate employee milestone anniversaries as well as all of our staff with perfect attendance. All of August, staff were encouraged to participate in a “Shout Out” Board to anonymously recognize their fellow peers doing exceptional work to represent our Home’s core values: Reverence, Family Spirit, Humble Service, Compassion, and Stewardship. A select few from the Shout Out Board were honored further through special awards and were given small thank you gifts. As Mother Margaret Charles said in our program, “We honor the most hidden, as well as those on the frontlines. Every one of you has a vital role in making St. Mary’s a very special place.”