George Rogers, bus driver at Life Care Center of Carrollton, Missouri, received Life Care Centers of America’s Central Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, for his dedication to customer service.
Executives from Life Care awarded Rogers a $1,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. He was chosen from among thousands of associates in the Central Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.
While he does his job well daily, Rogers was particularly praised for several specific acts of caring.
“George loves the residents and is always doing something for them,” said Lynn Hayes, executive director at Life Care Center of Carrollton. “Last summer, George wanted to do a garden for the residents. He spent many hours preparing the garden and then harvesting the garden for the residents to enjoy.”
Without being asked to do so, one day Rogers also bought his own cleaning supplies and washed every window in the facility. He buys bird food with his own money and fills the residents’ birdfeeders, and many times he has taken residents out to eat.
“I want to live my life in a way that pleases God,” said Rogers. “To help other people – that’s the appropriate thing to do. May the Lord give us grace and strength to help others in need.”
Life Care Centers of America’s Whatever It Takes And Then Some program rewards associates for extraordinary acts of kindness. Monthly awards are presented in Life Care facilities nationwide based on nominations from fellow associates, family members, residents and guests. Each facility then chooses an annual winner, from which the divisional winners are selected.
“Dedicated caregivers routinely go far above and beyond their job descriptions, and George Rogers certainly demonstrates by his example their professionalism and compassion for the residents they serve,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “We are proud of George and the thousands he represents in their selfless approach to the needs of others.”