HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon is recognizing Rochelle Holmes, RN from AltonL as an “I Promise” award recipient.
The honor recognizes both clinical and non-clinical hospital colleagues who have been nominated for demonstrating the hospital’s four Core Values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy.
For the month of January, Holmes, an HSHS Southern Illinois Division Float Pool nurse, was selected as the award recipient out of 75 nominations. She had been nominated on four separate occasions for her work on St. Elizabeth’s Telemetry B Unit. T
Holmes shared that she found her nursing profession later in life, but truly feels she has found her calling. She said, “I feel humbled to have been selected for this award. It may have taken me awhile to get here, but I am privileged to feel connections with patients on a regular basis and I love taking care of them.”
Holmes additionally credits the supportive nursing culture at St. Elizabeth’s with her success. “All of the teamwork, all the way up through senior leadership is phenomenal at St. Elizabeth’s. Everyone at St. Elizabeth’s’ genuinely wants you to take excellent care of our patients, and truly provides the support necessary in order to make this happen. Often, this support has allowed me to be able to provide important one-on-one care with my patients, spending extra time and giving the extra care that I have been recognized for.”
Additional “I Promise” award nominations continue to be accepted. Patients, family members, visitors and colleagues can recognize any HSHS St. Elizabeth’s colleague who has exceeded their expectations. Nomination forms are located at nurses stations, the hospital lobby information desk and outpatient registration.