When Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin all sat down and wrote “When You’re Smiling,” they never expected it to be sung by the greats like Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday. For those unfamiliar with this song, one of the lyrics is “When you’re smilin’, when you’re smilin’, the whole world smiles with you.”
Happiness is said to be a choice, and it’s clear to me that our team members choose it every day! Some days are mentally and physically exhausting, and even still, we place the highest value on providing exceptional care by embodying our core value of Service. This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight focuses on someone who is diligent, kind-hearted, and ALWAYS smiling. Join me in celebrating Emergency Department Social Worker, Sam Baldillo, BSW – not just for his exceptional efforts, but in recognizing his natural ability to find the positive in each and every day.
Maria Vargas, fellow Social Worker quotes, “Sam is a great team player who is always willing to help in any way that he can, whether it be for co-workers or patients. Sam is dedicated to his social work profession and is always looking for ways to empower others. Sam also has a very pleasant attitude and is always friendly and welcoming.”
Lead Social Worker, Christine Royal, continues this sentiment by saying, “Sam is a happy person, and he tries to make others smile & laugh. When it comes to his job, Sam is committed to getting quick dispositions & resolutions for patients and the hospital. Sam is an all-star on the Hugh Chatham team.”
Thank you, Sam, for choosing happiness and being such an outstanding role model for us all.