Respiratory Care student receives award

Southeast Community College Respiratory Care student, DeJohn Garrison, was recently awarded with the Caring Kind Award at CHI Health Lakeside in Omaha. Garrison was nominated by his manager at CHI Health where he’s a respiratory therapy assistant, for going above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.

“I was really shocked to find out I won this award because I didn’t think I was doing anything out of the ordinary,” Garrison said. “But people do notice when you’re working hard and don’t mind helping out and they also pay attention to your body language when doing things. It feels weird and good to be recognized in this way and to share the event with other healthcare workers across Nebraska.”

Since 1979, The Nebraska Health Association has paid tribute to Nebraska’s most caring and dedicated healthcare employees by presenting them with the Caring Kind award.


Andrea Gallagher
Communications Specialist