Beverly Spraggins has been the face of ScottCare in Texas for the past 20 years. We were devastated to learn of her sudden and unexpected death on April 2, 2012. Many of us were her customers but so much more. She was the ScottCare Rep to many of us but so much more. She was a friend to everyone she met, never having a bad thing to say about anyone… even her competitors. In fact, my guess is they probably have a few stories to tell themselves. My guess is that all of us, at one time or another, heard her say, “Hi Honey, how are you?”
For years, Beverly and ScottCare have been one of TACVPR’s strongest supporters and sponsors. Even in years when the economy wasn’t the best, Beverly managed to convince the ScottCare leadership that Texas was VERY IMPORTANT to ScottCare and they damn well better come up with sponsorship money. And after she got what she wanted, which she always did, she would spend her own money to make amazing, colorful, creative decorations for whatever event they were sponsoring that year and ensure there was always a beautiful basket to give away at the end of every conference.
If Beverly was here with us she would flash her beautiful smile and have some funny story to tell to make everyone comfortable and we would, for a moment, forget our sadness. We will miss our friend dearly, but we are so grateful for having known her.
The Beverly Spraggins Award of Excellence is given in recognition of outstanding contribution by an individual, or program, in the field of cardiac and/or pulmonary health and rehabilitation. This award is intended to identify an individual TACVPR member, or program, who is motivated to improve the lives of patients and their families, as well as the practice of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation. The recipient should demonstrate the ability to lead by example and is a role model for professionals as well as patients.
Application Time Period: Applications can be submitted anytime after conference for the following year with a deadline of Feb. 4th