July 26, 2018

August 2018 BEE Award

Preston Covington, Patient Care TechnicianF8 – Cardiac Progressive Care

Please join the Center for Nursing Excellence in congratulating Preston Covington for being selected as the August BEE Award winners!

Preston is a Patient Care Technician on F8 – Cardiac Progressive Care and was nominated by a patient.  The following is the story of how Preston impacted the patients’ life in a way that they will never forget.

Having a spinal fusion can be very anxiety provoking as a patient.  Preston took care of me like I was his on family member.  I was unable to move very much and had dried blood all over me.  He took the time to get it off my arms, legs, etc and got me a new gown, ted hose, and sheet.  I felt gross, but he took the time to help me feel much more comfortable and clean.  The saying, “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” applies perfectly here.  I will never forget the care and compassion that he used when caring for me as a patient.  I am a nurse, and I hope to be as caring and compassionate of a nurse as he was to me as my tech during my stay as a patient.

Way to go Preston.

Please congratulate Preston for Being Exceptional Every day at UAMS!