Bayhealth Constables Jose Mendez and Peter Uhey were recently rewarded for their efforts by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

With more than a decade each at Bayhealth, Mendez and Uhey are committed to keeping patients, visitors and staff safe at Bayhealth facilities. Mendez received the Medal of Merit Award, and Uhey earned the 2017 Russell F. Jones Scholarship.

The Medal of Merit is presented to individuals who distinguish themselves in the performance of duty and going above and beyond the call of duty. Mendez was nominated for the award after an encounter with a patient in the emergency department. Uhey is in the process of completing his associate’s degree in criminal justice, which is why he applied for the Russell F. Jones Scholarship.