Derek Sailors-Caring Kind 2009
Derek Sailors, with Community Hospital’s Information System department, was honored in November as Community Hospital’s 2009 Caring Kind recipient during the Nebraska Hospital Association annual convention in Lincoln. During the convention, Sailors was a guest at the Caring Kind luncheon along with other recipients from across the state.
The Caring Kind award is a time-honored tradition of the Nebraska Hospital Association. It recognizes outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with coworkers and dedication to providing the best care possible. Hospitals across the state select a Caring Kind recipient from within their respective institutions.
Sailors was nominated by co-workers and chosen by the Community Hospital PACT Committee. His nomination read:
“Since joining Community Hospital in 2008 as Information Systems Technical Support/Help Desk Coordinator, Derek has demonstrated his commitment to strive for excellence in customer service. He has such a positive attitude! Anytime there is a computer problem he is right there to fix it. Derek is always prompt and courteous in responding to any kind of technical question. No problem is too big or too insignificant. Derek is always smiling and pleasant as he works through an issue. He’s the type of person others like to meet in the hallway and our ‘customers’ feel the same way. Whenever someone calls Derek with a problem his response is always, ‘I’ll be right there’ and then he is! He fixes whatever it is immediately and when you thank him, his response is always a smile and ‘no problem, let me know if you need anything else.’ Derek exhibits the high standards that Community Hospital values in its employees thereby earning the designation of ‘Caring Kind.