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Heroes with Halos

Honoring Baxter Health Staff

heroes with halosAfter receiving care at Baxter Health, many of our patients ask if they can express their thanks in some way. They may have noticed the special attention of a nurse, physician, therapist, technician, food service worker, volunteer, housekeeper or other caregiver during their stay or visit, and wish to express their gratitude.

How the Heroes with Halos Program Works

It starts with a bookmark, which describes the program, being placed in each patient room by a member of the housekeeping staff. It will let the patient know a letter will be mailed to their home within a few weeks.

The letter will ask if there was someone who touched their lives in a special way and will give them the opportunity to honor that person with a tax-deductible gift of any amount they choose. They have choices for the designation of their gift – healthcare scholarships, community health and support houses or greatest need. There will also be an area where they can share their story. Donations can be made in the enclosed envelope.

When Baxter Health Foundation receives the donation, we immediately send an acknowledgement to the donor. We will set up a time to honor the employee in their next staff meeting. A certificate will be presented by the Baxter Health President & CEO or a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a member of the Foundation staff. For each staff member receiving this for the first time, they will also be given a badge holder with the Heroes with Halos logo. A certificate of recognition will be presented each and every time an employee is honored. If an employee is honored ten times, they will also receive a $50 gift certificate of their choice. Additional giving envelopes are located in waiting rooms and lobbies throughout the hospital as well as in our community houses and outside clinics.

Baxter Health will also post on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Cindy Costa, CFRE, Director of Development, Baxter Health Foundation, at (870) 508-1779 or

Click here to nominate a Baxter Health employee or physician for a Heroes with Halos Award.

Click here to download a Heroes with Halos nomination form to be printed and faxed or mailed to Baxter Health Foundation.

Baxter Health Combines Recognition Programs

daisy logoBaxter Health recently combined two of its recognition programs, Heroes with Halos and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Now, when you nominate a nurse at Baxter Health for Heroes with Halos, they will automatically be nominated for The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Two DAISY Award winners will be picked quarterly based on nominations submitted by patients.