Clinton Hospital Awards BEE Award to Outstanding Caregiver

Published: October 17, 2023

ST. JOHNS, MI – Sparrow Clinton Hospital is pleased to announce that Lead Phlebotomist Mary Gardner has received the BEE Award for her patience, professionalism, and continuously going above and beyond.

The BEE Award recognizes excellence among non-clinical support caregivers who contribute to Sparrow Clinton’s quality, compassionate care. The acronym BEE stands for Being Exceptional Every day.

Mary’s nomination reads, “Mary is by far the sweetest, most caring team leader I’ve ever known!! She goes above and beyond the call to demonstrate how to care for others. Through what could be considered the hardest year of one’s life, she still manages to always show up and lead this team with patience, professionalism, understanding and the utmost concern for us all. Mary deserves to be recognized for being the best.”

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital Lead Phlebotomist Mary Gardner receives the BEE Award for her patience, professionalism, and continuously going above and beyond.

Other nominees included Sloane Bingle, Laboratory; Diane Dvorak, Nuclear Medicine; Carroll Hagerman, Environmental Services; Emily Ladiski, Nursing; Tracey Powelson, Radiology; Dr. Katie Ryan, SMG St. Johns; and Marisa Williams, Patient Access.

Thank you, Mary, for your compassion and dedication to our patients and caregivers!

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Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. John, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit