On Saturday, Sept. 26, the last meal was served – for now. DeFeo, CEO of GuestMate Hotel Systems, is headed into a slower time of year for his tourism-based business and must cut back – though he’s already planning a special Thanksgiving meal for the team.
Jessica Nelson, a nursing assistant in the emergency department, turned to Facebook to post a photo of the team with DeFeo and publicly express her gratitude.
“Over the past seven months, in the midst of the pandemic, Tidelands Waccamaw ER has seen a lot of things, but nothing compares to the kindness, thoughtfulness and appreciation exhibited by this man,” she wrote. “No amount of thanks will equate to the genuineness this man has shown us, but we hope that you know how truly grateful we all are for everything you have done for us over these past seven months. You will forever be our ER VIP.”