LEWES — Julio Tijerina is the October recipient of the Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) Letter Award from Beebe Healthcare.
Mr. Tijerina, a CAT Scan Technologist, was awarded this recognition for going above and beyond to ensure that a patient received lifesaving diagnostic imaging in a timely manner.
“The Emergency Department was extremely busy at a time Julio received an order for a patient needing a CT scan on their head for stroke protocol,” wrote Bobbi Cole, stroke coordinator, in a letter nominating Mr. Tijerina for this award. “The nurse for this patient was in the middle of helping another ambulance patient, so Julio went and got the patient himself to take to CT.”
His actions helped the patient get the vital testing done right away and also helped the ED staff during a stressful time.
“I thanked Julio for doing what he did and told him how the patient, the family, myself, and the ED staff were all appreciative of him going above and beyond,” the nomination letter continued. “His response was ‘I was just doing my job.’”
Through his efforts, Mr. Tijerina has demonstrated many of the Beebe values, including “do what it takes to keep everyone safe,” and “achieve amazing accomplishments through exceptional teamwork.”