Hummingbird Award

Thank a Psychiatric or Nurse Technician! Share Your Story.

The Hummingbird Award is a new honor created by the PEW and Psych Tech Council in 2020. It is important to recognize Psych and Nurse Techs for the demonstrated empathetic, compassionate and competent care they give to patients/residents and all whom we serve. They bring professionalism and a positive attitude to their work and demonstrate Pine Rest’s guiding behaviors of integrity, excellence, stewardship, diversity and empowerment in their work.

Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a psych tech or nurse tech made a difference you will never forget!

Hummingbird Award Nomination Form

DISCLAIMER: Any personal identifying information submitted via this form is subject to a review by those charged with handling Hummingbird nominations. This information will not be used for other purposes.

I would like to nominate a Psychiatric or Nurse Technician at Pine Rest as deserving of the Hummingbird Award. This individual demonstrated empathetic, compassionate and competent care and brings professionalism and a positive attitude to their work. S/he actively sought to improve my care experience a positive attitude, collaborated and communicated with co-workers and patients and were attentive to patients’ needs. S/he demonstrated Pine Rest’s guiding behaviors of integrity, excellence, stewardship, diversity, and empowerment to their work.

Hummingbird Nomination

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Past Hummingbird Award Winners

Facundo

Pine Rest Hickory Unit
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Facundo Santome

I have never seen a more caring or devoted psych tech.

“He is there for us and easy to talk to. I feel like I can talk to him about anything.”

Psych Tech Facundo Santome Presented Hummingbird Award (12/2/21)

Marianne

Pine Rest Hickory Unit
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Marianne Morell

A beacon of kindness and care to all who have crossed [her] path.

“You have comforted countless people during crisis, offering them empathy and care through your steady presence and your willingness to help with even the smallest of things.”

Psych Tech Marianne Morell Honored with Hummingbird Lifetime Achievement Award (10/25/21)

Nish

Pine Rest Cypress Unit
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kanisha “Nish” Robinson

All the patients love Nish!

“She is relatable and genuinely listens to a patient’s concerns.”

Hummingbird Winner Kanisha Robinson: All the patients love Nish! (7/15/21)

Lou

Pine Rest Hickory Unit
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Louis Ivey

He has gone way above and beyond his call of duty.

“He brings a smile every time he is around!”

Hummingbird Award Winner Louis Ivey Goes Above and Beyond (1/14/21)

Garrett

Pine Rest Aspen Unit
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Garrett Maher

He is incredible at what he does.

“He is incredible at what he does and a blessing to ALL who meet him.”

Hummingbird Award Winner Garrett Maher Absolutely Phenomenal (4/20/21)