Betty Radics, food service worker
Lower Keys Medical Center /Morrison Healthcare
Nominator: Stefanie Herbert, communications specialist, Compass One Healthcare
“Betty has worked for Morrison Healthcare at Lower Keys Medical Center in Stock Island, Florida, as a food service worker for the past 18+ years. She's garnered a reputation for brightening the days of both staff and patients by being herself and truly bringing her whole self to work each day. To name a few:
• She's helped fellow team members find affordable housing when they were living in a homeless shelter.
• Every holiday, knowing patients spend their day in the hospital, Betty dresses up in festive colors and brings items to make patients' days brighter. For example, on the Fourth of July, she brought American flag napkins to give to the patients with their food.
• Her nickname is the "Cookie Lady" because she is always bringing homemade baked goods to pass out to her team, patients and guests.
Betty doesn't work at Morrison Healthcare because she has to; she works there because helping people is her true passion and the reason she gets up every morning”