Cynthia Lasker, RN,Â has been named the 2015 Sister Teresa Joseph Babcock Service Excellence Award winner at CHI St. Vincent Morrilton.
Lasker is a Registered Nurse at CHI St. Vincent Morrilton.
The award is in honor of Sister Teresa Joseph Babcock, who was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Following a successful career in Catholic education, Sister Teresa Joseph was a significant presence at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary from 1967 to 1995. Continuing to utilize her teaching skills, she encouraged CHI St. Vincent co-workers to pursue education. She was known for her deep interest in other people and the compassion she constantly extended to all she met.
The Babcock Award is presented annually to a co-worker who exemplifies the spirit of hospitality that has always characterized the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. This person fully embodies the Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence and goes above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out their responsibilities.
An excerpt from herÂ nomination letter:
â€œCynthia lives the model of hospitality of Sister Teresa Joseph. She lives our mission every day by providing compassionate care for patients and loving support for her co-workers. Many patients have commented tome that she comforts them when they are anxious and truly cares for them as a person. A patient was recently transferred to CHI St. Vincent Infirmary after spending several weeks at our hospital. Cynthia took up a collection from her co-workers to purchase a gift for him and then drove to the Infirmary for a visit. After finding out about this, I thanked her for caring so much for our patients. She simply said her mission does not stop at Morrilton and that she often follows up on her patients when they are transferred to other facilities. Cynthiaâ€™s compassion and commitment to our patients certainly makes her worthy of this award.â€