Precious Brown

Home Team Court and MVP Raise $8,787 in Two Weeks

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 | Bayhealth Foundation

All our Bayhealth team members have the power to make a difference and they’re given that opportunity every day across all our locations. For Care Management Associate Precious Brown, an opportunity to raise funds for her peers became yet another moment for her to make a big impact to the tune of $3,323 all to benefit the Team Member Assistance Fund and the new Childcare Center at the Sussex Campus. For her efforts and energy, Brown was named Home Team Court MVP and received an overnight stay and dinner courtesy of Bally’s.

To celebrate Nurses Week and Hospital Week in May, the planning committee crafted events around the theme – “Home Team, Your Team – Celebrating Bayhealth’s MVPs.” Much like a high school’s homecoming festivities, the weeks were filled with pep rallies, pom poms, free food, fun, and a homecoming court.

The Home Team Court was made up of individuals across the organization who were nominated by their peers. These Home Team Court members campaigned for votes – for every dollar raised, they received one vote. This group collectively raised $8,787 in just two weeks. The court included:

  • Gifty Boetang, Perioperative Services
  • Precious Brown, Care Management (MVP raising $3,323)
  • Tyra Burch, Outpatient Services (2nd runner up raising $1,222)
  • Tamara Burns-Hill, Outpatient Services
  • Keisha Church, Women’s Care
  • Althea Logan, Patient Access
  • Tamica McTeer, Food Services
  • Lauren Mixon, GME
  • Brittany Oakey, Education (1st runner up raising $1,600)
  • Bea Polite, IT
  • Kat Powalski, Nursing Administration
  • Laurie Ryan, Education

For raising the most money, Brown was crowned as MVP at Bayhealth’s Movie Night at DE Turf. Brown says being a part of the fundraiser was important to her because she knows how crucial it is and how difficult it can be to find adequate childcare. As a mom of two who juggles working full-time, she understands the need for parents to have a safe and reliable place to send their children.

Equally as important to her was raising funds for the Team Member Assistance Fund. She sees it as a vital resource for staff to use during unforeseen financial hardships. “Whether you’ve encountered such difficulties or know someone who has, this fund serves as a crucial support for the Bayhealth family,” said Brown. “It demonstrates the dedication to our team’s welfare by ensuring no one goes through tough times alone.”
Brown credits her peers in the Care Management department and her family for being supporters. “I learned to embrace people wanting to show up for me and that my department makes a great sales team,” said Brown who thanks Pole Building Unlimited for their contribution.

The two-week campaign was part of the larger Employee Giving Campaign hosted by the Bayhealth Foundation to raise funds for the Childcare Center at the Sussex Campus and Team Member Assistance Fund. “We’re grateful for the time and energy every Home Team Court member put into raising funds for two worthy causes,” said Bayhealth Foundation President Lindsay Rhodenbaugh, DMin. “It took everyone on the Home Team Court to raise more than $8,000 in just two weeks.”

If you’d like to donate to either campaign, visit or call 302-744-7015 to speak to someone in the Bayhealth Foundation.

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