Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Amelia’s Fine Jewelry has appreciated our local health care heroes. To show gratitude for the sacrifices so many have shown, Amelia’s Fine Jewelry owner Gigi Grubner is donating a $500 gift certificate from her store to Robin Thomas, who works at Baptist Nassau Hospital in Environmental Services.
In nominating Robin for this honor, her supervisor Don Gabriel noted that Robin has worked for the hospital since March 2004, devoting 17 years of her life to extraordinary service.
“Robin has worked in all the areas of the hospital, but for the last three years she has been in the AAU unit (commonly called the ICU). Every day she faces the challenge of COVID patients. She doesn’t complain at all. She actually takes ownership saying, ‘Those are my rooms.’ She is a team player and works with Nursing hand in hand removing linen or wiping up spills, taking out trash or providing great service to our patients. She also has four more rooms on the Medical floor where we have adapted more COVID rooms. She is a go-getter and takes full responsibility to make sure her patients have everything taken care of and provides a nice clean environment for them. Robin is dependable and someone we count on every day. Robin’s heart is always in the right place, and we are so proud to have her in our department,” Gabriel said.
Grubner said she wanted to find a way to show her appreciation for a health care hero who might not otherwise be recognized.
“Throughout this difficult year, so many people in the community have gone above and beyond to help their fellow citizens. As the owner of Amelia's Fine Jewelry, I wanted to find a way to recognize a community member who has gone above and beyond. We have all struggled in one way or another this year, none more than our health care heroes. I decided to reach out to Baptist Hospital to honor an employee who has been directly involved with Covid-19 patients and has become an example of selfless service. Each department in the hospital nominated an employee, and while each and every one was deserving, I am so pleased to present this $500 gift certificate to Amelia's Fine Jewelry to Robin,” Grubner said. “Her nomination stood out because she put herself at risk everyday making sure the Covid patients were cared for in a clean environment. So often, the housekeepers are overlooked in this life and death struggle, so our store wanted to make sure someone with Robin’s dedication was thanked and celebrated.”
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