McCready Health Honors PEARL of the Year

In a recent ceremony honoring all monthly Pearl Award winners, McCready Health was pleased to name Registered Respiratory Therapist Peter Kim, RRT, of Salisbury, Md., the Pearl of the Year.As a respiratory therapist, Kim provides care for critical patients and performs pulmonary function tests to help diagnose lung disorders. He also oversees the Cardiac Rehab program at McCready Health’s Mozelle Saltz Wellness Program, where he provides blood pressure and heart rate monitoring for cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Kim was initially recognized for a monthly Pearl Award for his dedication to his patients before being named Pearl of the Year. He received this honor in gratitude from his co-workers, who contacted him one night in need of help for a patient in respiratory distress. Kim was neither working nor on call that night, but he reported to work immediately to provide care for the patient and even accompanied the patient’s transfer to a higher-level facility.

Additional monthly Pearl Award winners recognized at the ceremony include Jill Rayfield, LPN; Myra Friedley, RN; Warner Rayfield; Kristen Ward, BS MLS (ASCP) CM; Lorene Colbourne; Maisie Grizzle, MS, CCC-SLP; Shelley Marshall; Marcia Johnson, RN; Michael White; Richard Chestnut and Tashia Campbell.

“PEARLS” is an acronym for “Promoting Excellence And Recognizing Legendary Service.” Patients, residents, family members and McCready employees and volunteers are welcome to nominate a deserving associate by completing a Pearls card. Pearls cards and comment drop-boxes are located throughout the campus to collect all nominations. All monthly Pearl Award winners receive a framed certificate and a gift, and their names are also added to the engraved plaque in the hospital honoring all monthly Pearls.

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