The HELPING HANDS award is given to medical providers at Teton Valley Health Care who exhibit our values, quality and compassion for patient care. Those providers nominated demonstrate extraordinary talent and skill every day, bringing quality and compassion to their work, and expressing their commitment to the well-being of our patients, families, and community.

Winners of The HELPING HANDS Award promote the health of our community by delivering quality, patient-centered medical services with compassion, integrity, and respect.

Nominations may be submitted by patients, families, and colleagues. Recipients will be chosen by a committee at Teton Valley Health Care and will be honored with the HELPING HANDS Award throughout the year. Each honoree receives a HELPING HANDS Award pin, a certificate recognizing her or him as an exceptional caregiver, and a bag filled with goodies.

The HELPING HANDS Award is given in conjunction with the DAISY Award, the TULIP Award, the BEE Award, and the SUMMIT Award. If you wish to nominate a Teton Valley Health Care Staff Member, please do so by clicking here.

Helping Hands Award

Example Story:

“Our 88 year old mother was a patient for 2 weeks. Mom was on a roller coaster, we never knew what to expect. Everything was new and frightening to us as we watched her struggle to live. Through it all, Tami was there, working tirelessly, diligently, helping Mom and us understand issues and ramifications. She patiently explained things to us, sometimes more than once, until we got it. Of utmost importance to her was Mom’s comfort. Tami was also concerned-expressed repeatedly-about each of us, Mom’s family, as we went through our own emotional and exhausting roller coaster rides. We looked forward each day to seeing Tami. She obviously cared deeply for Mom. Tami became like family to us. I wanted to hug her hello and goodbye. Everyday her knowledge and skills were evident. Such as, for 1 tiny example, the day 02 saturation was dropping, chest tubes were in, Tami analyzed the best position to put mom into with those tubes in order to maximize 02 saturation. It worked. Tami’s tireless, devoted, and skilled passion for our mother’s well being made a huge impression on us. She stood out as a nurse willing and able to go beyond the normal call of duty.”