Milestone: Craft receives OMC BEE honor

Karen Craft, a medical assistant with Olympic Medical Center, was recently honored with an OMC BEE (Being Excellent Every Day) Award.

Established by OMC and a companion to the DAISY Award given to nursing staff, the BEE Award recognizes non-nurse staff members, both clinical and non-clinical, who exceed expectation in service excellence every day.

Craft was recognized for the empathetic, versatile and heartfelt care she provides her patients at the OMC Cancer Center, with colleagues emphasizing the high priority she places on patients’ physical and emotional well-being.

Olympic Medical staff may be nominated for the BEE Award by patients, families and colleagues. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him on “Being Excellent Every Day.”

The certificate reads: “With deep appreciation for being excellent at what you do, for going above and beyond and making a difference for those around you every day.”

Honorees also receive a BEE Award pin and a gift bag containing a jar of local honey.

A cross-functional committee of healthcare workers review the nominations and select the final nominee.

For more information or to nominate an excellent Olympic Medical Center staff member, visit