Peggy Dunn (above left), director of surgical services at Bon Secours Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, is the “unofficial motivation champion” at the facility. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peggy has gone above and beyond for her fellow team members, showing them small acts of kindness to boost everyone’s morale.
From posting notes of affirmation on cars to creating a “Wall of Fame,” Peggy has made it her mission to make sure her colleagues feel appreciated and recognized during this challenging time. Peggy gifts a basket full of snacks and treats to different units every week, hosted a “spin-the-wheel” game for prizes and continues to look for fun ways to lift spirits – all to express gratitude for these health care heroes.
When asked what prompted her to do this for her colleagues, Peggy says, “I was inspired to this because it is the right thing to do. We are all in this together during this stressful time and I didn’t want anyone to feel the work they were doing was going unnoticed. It is the small things we do that are big in other people’s eyes.”
She continues, “Serving during this pandemic is what God has us to do for our fellow man. Whether it is a kind word, a smile or a treat. It shows we care, and we are going to make it through this together.”
Peggy’s acts of kindness have not gone unnoticed. In fact, her baskets have become a special treat for each of the units and staff members regularly share their gratitude for everything that she does.
“Peggy is a very caring person and truly puts others before herself. She is the true definition of a Super Hero, and I am honored to be able to call her my friend,” shares Thea Zacharopoulos, BSN, RN, behavioral health unit manager at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.
Thank you, Peggy, for being so thoughtful during a difficult time!
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