|Kathleen (Kate) Smiley is the March 2013 Employee of the Month|
Kathleen (Kate) Smiley is the March 2013 Employee of the Month. Kate works as a speech pathologist at All Children's Outpatient Care, Ft. Myers and has been with All Children's since 1999. Kate was recognized for her Service Excellence by one of her co-workers, who said:
I would like to nominate Kate Smiley for Employee of the Month for her service and dedication to All Children's Hospital. The Ft. Myers team hosted our 5th Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 15, 2012. This event started as a small gathering for the patients with hearing impairments and has grown in success every year due to Kate's efforts. The planning and organization started months ago and required a great deal of time. Kate also worked hard communicating with our local business partners and members of the community to secure their donations and support.
Kate's Department Director added:
Year after year, Kate has given freely of herself and her time to make this event happen. She gets all the staff excited about the event, so they and some of their families participate. The turnout of patients, siblings and their parents has grown each year. Not only does Kate get the staff involved, she gets the community involved as well. The past two years singers from a local theater sang Christmas carols while the therapy staff provided activities for the children. This has been a great event for our Center and is the result of Kate's vision to make the holidays a little brighter for our patients.
Kate, thank you so much for your wonderful Service Excellence and all you do for our patients and families in the Ft. Myers community.