The SPPRAK banners are up at Terre Haute
Regional Hospital and they are quickly being
covered with Post-It notes for our employees!
Day after day, our hospital staff is consumed with
taking care of our patients and their families, but
now, we are seeing the need to also turn our attention to our co-
workers. We have always stepped up to help each other during times
of tragedy, but we have never really had a place to just say thank you,
share kind words or give special recognition for a job well done.
People really enjoy being “SPPRAK’d.”
It is so simple, but a tremendously effective way to thank, encourage
and lift the spirits of one another. Everyone likes to feel appreciated!
In the long run, happy workers should in turn make happier patients!
Executive Administrative Assistant
“It is good, mostly for bad people to learn good
instead of doing bad because bad stuff could just
hurt other people's feelings.”
“One student that was known for his negative
behavior began to intentionally look for positive
behavior so that the could have his name on the
Robin Smith, Principal
Terre Haute North Vigo High School
We implemented the SPPRAK Pack program at
Terre Haute Regional Hospital in January 2014.
We purchased 3 small banners to display in
specific units of the hospital and one large
banner to put in the cafeteria. This program has
been beneficial to our hospital in more ways than
Response from both staff, visitors, and patients has been
Staff have utilized the banners in their areas to recognize co-
workers for helping each other out and working as a team.
Visitors have posted notes praising hospital staff and the care
their loved ones have received. We have also had
patients acknowledge a specific nurse or staff member that went
out of their way to make a difference in their recovery. We have
been rotating the banners throughout units on the
hospital and they fill up quickly with the colorful post it notes.
I would recommend this program as a great act of kindness and
Carole Pitts, RN, COHN-S
Employee Health Nurse
Terre Haute Regional Hospital
“It is a way that we all can make a difference.”