LIME Fresh Mexican Grill Surprises Local Healthcare Heroes with National Taco Day Parties
On October 4, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill surprised healthcare heroes at three Florida hospitals with a National Taco Day Party. The honorees included:
- Memorial Regional Hospital – Stephanie Fazekas, a registered nurse and lead coordinator of the Ventricular Assist Device area of the Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute.
- Aventura Hospital & Medical Center – Nurses Christina Osorio, Emergency Services Manager and Rochelle Ming, Emergency Services Director
- UCF Lake Nona Medical Center – Christopher Cooper, Medical Director and graduate of the UCF College of Medicine
“These healthcare heroes have selflessly dedicated nearly two years fighting on the front lines of the pandemic,” said Vinay Rama, CEO of Mandala Holdings, which owns and operates the LIME Fresh brand. “It was wonderful to brighten their day and put a smile on their face.”
The Dania Beach, North Miami and Lake Nona LIME locations delivered a taco platter to the honorees, which includes dozens of tacos for the honorees to enjoy with colleagues. Fazekas, the Memorial Regional Hospital nurse, was thrilled to be recognized for her dedication.
“We come to work every day to take care of our patients. Pandemic or not, they are our priority and are our family,” she said.
Yesenia Taveras, MBA, BSN, RN, CHFN, the Memorial director of nursing and Fazekas’ supervisor, has witnessed her colleague’s level of care firsthand.
“Stephanie consistently embodies exemplary patient and family-centered care. During this pandemic and ongoing trying times, she has unfailingly gone above and beyond for our patients, there for them during the good and the bad,” Taveras said. “Her commitment to this unique patient population is unmatched. She’s a natural leader and always supportive of her colleagues. Stephanie is an amazing caregiver that really elevates our program.”
The National Taco Day event was part of the brand’s give-back program, LIME CHIPS IN. From happy hours to sponsorships and events, LIME CHIPS IN, is how the brand ensures it is giving back to the communities it serves.
“Our colleagues were not only surprised but genuinely touched by the generosity from our Lake Nona Lime Fresh Mexican Grill,” said Dr. Cooper. “This generous meal donation meant a lot to our team of dedicated healthcare heroes who continue to provide the highest level of care for our community.”