Reflections of Life

Honoring our Stars

Home » Reflections of Life » April-2021 » Honoring our Stars

Heart of Hospice

Each year our staff have the opportunity to nominate colleagues they feel not only do a wonderful job, but go above and beyond the call of duty for the Heart of Hospice Stars Award. This year our staff and volunteers have all risen above the challenges we faced, so it was exceptionally hard to narrow down the many nominations to only eight stars. The 2021 Heart of Hospice Stars are

  • Jodari Burris, MSW
  • Angela Groover, CNA
  • Lauren Loftis, MD
  • Wanda McCrea, Executive Assistant
  • Rebecca Morgan, RN
  • Angela Nigh, LPN
  • Fiona Pearce, Volunteer
  • Mina Zeini, MD

The Stars were honored on March 11th at a special event at the Space Coast Stadium. The attendees were safely social distanced and able celebrate together. CEO Joe Killian in his opening remarks said: “It is so great to see everyone and to be together again for the first time in a very long time!  You are all stars in my book!  You have done amazing work this past year and I am so thankful to be able to spend time together on this beautiful day celebrating the Heart of Hospice Star Honorees.”   The honorees were welcomed into the stadium by Chief Financial Officer Marsha Abeln as they emerge from the dugout like All-stars. Special guest speaker, Captain Terry Ryan shared her moving personal experience of having both of her parents cared for by the St. Francis teams. Her personal testimony affirms that each life touched affects so much more than just one person. Her gratefulness was evident to each person who attended the event. When we walk the road in end of life with patients and families it is more about helping them find their last most important moments. The Stars that we celebrated do that in every moment of every day. 

Each honoree was celebrated on the big screen with a tribute video, then received an award and custom sterling silver pin, a gift provided by Wesche Jewelers. The Stars were able to be congratulated in person by their colleagues, which was extra special being that our staff have not congregated since the 2020 Heart of Hospice Stars Awards.  The weather was warm and windy which just made our hearts soar even more.

We would love to hear from you about a staff member or volunteer of St. Francis Reflections that you feel went above and beyond the call of duty. Send your comments to foundation@reflectionslsc.org.

Reflections of Life Articles: October 2021

Winter 2021 - Hopes Dreams

Hopes, Dreams and Wishes

As children we have our favorite things, our favorite places, and our favorite people. When asked, children will with enthusiasm tell anyone what matters to them. The whole world is open to them and they reach for the stars. As we grow older we continue to aspire for fulfilling the wish lists of our heart. …

Hopes, Dreams and Wishes Read More »

Winter 2021 - Reflections of Love

Reflecting Love Through the Holidays

The first week of November, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care kicked off the holiday season with Reflections of Love ceremonies, lighting special oak trees in five cities throughout Brevard including Cocoa, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Titusville and West Melbourne. These trees are a reminder for our community of those we have loved and lost. Each tree …

Reflecting Love Through the Holidays Read More »

Winter 2021 - Rev. Davidson

Never stop giving back

Everything Brevard magazine launched the Heartbeat of Brevard in September and continues the legacy of honoring those who impact the Space Coast with their service. They proudly introduced Reverend Haywood Davidson, a 10-year volunteer with St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care as their Heartbeat of Brevard for October. Rev. Haywood Davidson, pastor of Greater Mt. Olive …

Never stop giving back Read More »

Winter 2021 - Veteran William Habberman

Veteran’s Day 2021

Anytime Veterans of different branches get together, there is banter that includes which branch is tougher or which one has it the most comfortable. Sounds of “Ooh Ra!”, “Hooah”, “HUA”, “Hooyah”, “Hoorah” each of which identify their branch can be heard. This Veteran’s Day was no exception to this norm at the Greater Palm Bay …

Veteran’s Day 2021 Read More »

Winter 2021 - Beatles

HELP!

Liverpool Live – Beatles Tribute Band “HELP! I need somebody, HELP! Not just anybody HELP!” These words ring in the ears and Concert for a Cause will be Rockin’ the Sunset. This will be the first of many concerts to come that will rock your soul for the good and bring back long lost memories …

HELP! Read More »

Winter 2021 - On The Island IPU staff

Uplifting Lives on Island

No man is an island,No man stands alone,Each man’s joy is joy to me,Each man’s grief is my own. ~Joan Baez Brevard County is 72 miles long with islands and beaches galore. For the first time St. Francis Reflections will cross the causeway and provide a care center for patients on Merritt Island. This new …

Uplifting Lives on Island Read More »

Scroll to Top