Beebe Healthcare recently recognized Dr. William Chasanov, DO, as the January recipient of the Living Our Values Every Day (LOVE) Letter award.

Chasanov, Beebe’s COVID-19 Response medical director, clinical transformation officer and infectious-disease physician, was awarded the recognition “for his exceptional compassion, expertise and teamwork that he has demonstrated throughout the pandemic.”

He also has appeared on all the Beebe virtual town halls for the community.

“In these times of COVID-19, I often see Beebe team members stop Dr. Chasanov and ask him questions. Each time I see him talking to someone, he truly stops what he is doing to help by sharing his insight and knowledge with them,” wrote Mary Beth Palkon-Krytzer, who submitted the nomination letter. “I am witnessing what living our Beebe values is about and he helps people so graciously, and with such kindness and compassion.”

“Dr. Chasanov lives our Beebe values so naturally,” she continued. “I truly believe that Dr. Chasanov has made a difference in many, many lives here at Beebe and in our community. He truly is our ‘COVID-19 Rockstar’ here at Beebe.”

Through his efforts, Beebe representatives said, Chasanov has demonstrated many of the Beebe values, including “build trusting relationships with compassion and kindness,” and “dedicate yourself to being an expert in your field — always learning, always growing.”

Beebe Healthcare’s LOVE Letter Recognition Program is similar to an employee of the month program. Team members are encouraged to send LOVE notes to other team members during the course of the month. A committee then evaluates the LOVE notes and selects one to receive the monthly LOVE Letter. Winners are announced in a surprise ceremony in which the committee visits the winner in his or her department and presents the award. Employees selected for the award receive:

  • A parking space in the parking garage for one month;
  • A $100 gift card donated by Fred and Lyndie Hertrich;
  • 100 points toward Beebe LOVE Notes merchandise;
  • The Beebe 100th anniversary history book “Two Men with a Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare”;
  • A letter of congratulations and personal visit from members of the executive team;
  • Their photo added to the LOVE Letter wall plaque; and
  • A letter to the team member’s director and department recognition.