Riverside Endocrinology Specialists recently celebrated Dr. Jabiz Behzadpour’s 1st Workiversary!
Phil Marie Argento
Brenda Caloca Hargrove
Katie Anne Cardoso
Jassie Castleberry Keeler
Jaz Roselle Elmore
Dee Anna Hillebrand
Mia Richele Johnson
Brandon Medina Gonzalez
Mary Ann Talone
Congrats to our newest DAISY Winner Chloe Dalton. Here is the story, “I had been having regular contractions, so my husband and I headed to the hospital. I could tell my contractions were getting closer and stronger but upon an exam by Chloe, we found out that I was actually very (unexpectedly) close to delivery. We were thankful that Chloe had already started to compile our paperwork prior to us arriving. Having a lot to do and not a lot of time, Chloe kept calm and worked as a team with other nurses to make sure everything was ready for delivery. She coached me through the entire process. […] While it could have been a very nerve-racking process, Chloe made sure my husband and I understood everything that was happening, answered every question we had, and was there for any concern we expressed. Her care and passion for us as her patients made our experience something very special. She even took a few moments to check in on us in post-partum. She will always hold a special part in our memories for her compassionate and outstanding care.”
The Starfish Award was established in 2023 by Riverside Healthcare to recognize employees who make a difference at Riverside every day. This award is intended to recognize ancillary team members who fill vital roles outside of nursing. These “difference makers” provide direct and indirect services to Riverside patients and the community.
Starfish nominations can come from employees, patients, or family members of patients. Nominations will be accepted year-round, with a winner recognized quarterly. Nominations are accepted on the Riverside website (QR code on materials you will receive) or via paper form sent to patient care services (tri-fold brochure).
Making a Difference: The Starfish Story
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked “What are you doing?” The boy replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and thousands of starfish?”
“You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and then threw it back into the ocean. Then smiling at the man he said…
“I made a difference for that one.”