Partners of WHA, Inc. presented its 2017 Best of the Best Administrative Award to Javon Bea, president and chief executive officer of Mercyhealth in Janesville at an October 4 luncheon, as part of its annual convention in Green Bay. Each year, this award recognizes an on-site hospital executive who demonstrates a cooperative, supportive, enthusiastic and well-defined relationship with his volunteer organization.
Bea’s nomination by the Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers shared many examples of him being a “tireless advocate” for the group of hospital volunteers. As part of his nomination, his volunteers shared he is a “critical bridge between our volunteer organization and the larger system,” taking “responsibility as the leader of our volunteer group far beyond that which is required, regularly attending meetings, personally celebrating with our volunteer group and actively volunteering in multiple volunteer programs.”
They also shared that Bea helps them “communicate and coordinate our efforts and is an inspirational champion for our work, exciting other leadership team members and community members about our programs and missions.” They note he provides volunteer services updates to the health system executive council, encouraging them to engage their department staff in volunteer program efforts. He also supports and involves the volunteer association staff in WHA’s Advocacy Day at the state capitol, and “participates in and recruits for our ambassador program, encouraging others to speak with community, civic and corporate organizations in our area about our mission.”
In closing their nomination, the members of the MercyHealth Association of Volunteers stated,” Thanks to (Javon Bea’s) forward-thinking approach, we are more than a service organization within the hospital. Our volunteers have created and maintained programs that operate as their own entities. It has been our honor to work with someone whose every endeavor is truly and honestly focused on making our community a better, healthier place to live.”
For more information on the Partners of WHA Best of the Best Administrative Award, visit www.partnersofwha.org.