LEONARDTOWN, Md. – Erica Joy and Antone “Chicago” Smith were recently nominated by their peers for demonstrating our SPIRIT values—Service, Patient First, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork—in all they do!

We’re proud to celebrate them as our August SPIRIT Award winners. Join us in congratulating Erica and Chicago in the comments!

Erica, Rehabilitation Medicine ► “Erica, a speech-language pathologist, is consistently flexible with a willingness to serve others. Despite being frequently pulled in many directions (everywhere from a home hospice visit to consulting in the Emergency Department), Erica takes her schedule in stride and provides outstanding patient care regardless of setting. She is a team player and serves as a role model for doing whatever it takes to provide a patient-first experience.”

Chicago, Security ► “Chicago always goes out of his way to help patients, visitors, and staff. In the Emergency Department waiting room, he recently saw us working to transfer a patient from his wheelchair to ours. Chicago jumped up without hesitation, graciously helping and putting the patient at ease. His assistance made it possible to complete this transfer without injury. This is just one example among many. Chicago is always stepping up, and we greatly appreciate him!”