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Jefferson Health Employees Receive BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Three Jefferson Health employees in New Jersey were recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers — Patient Care Technicians MaryAnne Metzger and Theresa Sapigao, as well as Environmental Services associate Nicole Savoca.


During a patient's 17-day hospital stay, Metzger, of Salem, NJ, stood out as an exceptionally positive and caring individual who showed compassion and sensitivity to the patient’s needs. This grateful patient from the Silvestri 4 Unit at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital wrote that “Maryanne infused care and humor into tasks such as bathing, creating a positive atmosphere."



Sapigao, of Marlton, NJ, was praised for her kind and caring treatment of a patient during his hospitalization on the C5 unit at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. "Theresa's respectful and accommodating nature significantly impacted us, providing comfort and lifting spirits," the patient’s wife wrote.


Savoca, of Newfield, NJ, played a crucial role in saving a patient's life by quickly alerting the nursing team when the patient experienced a stroke on the MS-L unit at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. "Nicole's awareness extends beyond her cleaning duties, as she has also identified patients in distress, facilitating prompt assistance," wrote a colleague.


BEE honorees — nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees — are non-nursing employees who work side-by-side with clinical nurses to provide exemplary patient care and improve the patient experience. This award complements the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, bestowed on nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families. For more information, visit