Purvi Patel, Sunshine Award winner

Purvi Patel, Sunshine Award winner

Purvi Patel, administrative coordinator for the Emergency Department at AdventHealth Hendersonville, is the latest health professional to be honored with the organization’s Sunshine Award.

Patel’s team members describe her as professional, compassionate and skilled, with a sweet spirit that brings calmness to all.

The AdventHealth Emergency Department has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, balancing the care of people with the virus and others experiencing a variety of medical emergencies. The pressure on this team is great, and that is where Purvi steps in to be a source of information and a resource of support and encouragement.

AdventHealth Henderson received nomination comments for Purvi from more than 30 members of the care team.

Here are just a few of the comments by Patel’s co-workers:

  • “Purvi maintains grace under extreme pressure and is able to give everyone a voice to feel heard.”
  • “Her leadership and sublime kindness have helped us navigate working the frontlines in a global pandemic. Her calm presence and gentle optimism are something I look forward to when coming into work.”
  • “She is always looking out for what is best for our organization and demonstrates tremendous compassion for our team.”
  • “I have only worked at AdventHealth for three to four months but Purvi is a dream. She knows everything, and if she doesn’t know, she will find out.... and fast! She is always pleasant, helpful, kind and soft spoken, which is a rare find in an ED. Her calming nature pervades our department and I so appreciate that.”

Patel is being honored with the Sunshine Award for making it easy for emergency care teams to feel safe and know they have a source of peace and joy whatever the day may bring.

AdventHealth nursing leadership created the Sunshine Award to recognize ancillary team members who strive for excellence in their profession, consistently deliver exceptional care, uphold the highest standards and collaborate with the AdventHealth nursing teams to enhance the experience of our patients, family members and guests while extending the healing ministry of Christ.

AdventHealth ancillary departments include respiratory services, imaging, laboratory services, nutritional services, engineering, security and bio-med.

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