Bon Secours names ‘Dedicated Service' winner

| 29 Sep 2011 | 10:04

Port Jervis, N.Y. - Each year the Bon Secours Health System presents the “Dedicated Service Award” to an employee in each of the Bon Secours’ facilities in the United States. Employees that are nominated demonstrate a strong commitment to incorporate the Core Values of Bon Secours in his/her work: justice, respect, integrity, quality, compassion, innovation, stewardship and growth. The recipients are measured on their years of service, civic contribution, peer acceptance and a consistent work performance that supports the mission of Bon Secours. Bon Secours Community Hospital announces this year’s winner, Peg Palermo, who joined Bon Secours in 2000, and is currently the clinical director of staff development. As a nursing leader, Palermo’s role is to nurture and motivate new nursing staff members while continually meeting their educational needs. She is an active member of the Palliative Care team where she is working to advance the level of care to patients. In addition to working at Bon Secours Community Hospital, she is a Eucharistic minister at her parish and a religious instruction teacher. “Time and time again, she has stepped up to assist with community events such as free blood pressure clinics and career days at local schools,” stated Mary Decker, hospital spokesperson. “She is truly an asset to the hospital and the community we serve.”