May 8th through the 14th is National Hospital Week. For this special week, Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe wanted to recognize their past Employees of the Year.
May 8th through the 14th is National Hospital Week. For this special week, Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe wanted to recognize their past Employees of the Year. Jordan Ferguson, director of marketing and public relations, said that the past six consecutive Employees of the Year are still employed with HMC which he said is, “pretty incredible.” HMC Employee of the Year for 2010 was Crystal Stedem, 2011’s was Rebecca Roof, 2012’s was Anne Singer, 2013’s was Tasha Sackrey, 2014’s was Dorothy Wooden and 2015’s was Jennifer Clark. Other past Employee’s of the Year who are still currently employed by HMC include: Patricia Wever, 2008; Rachel Hayes, 2007; Jenny Moss, 2006; Diane Hicks, 2003; Martha Scott, 2001; Tracie Carriker, 1999; and Jeanne Parrish, 1994. Ferguson said he thinks employees have the desire to stay at HMC because of communication and respect, and because HMC gives employees the opportunities and tools needed to further their careers. “I think that Hedrick employees, from the top down, communicate well and respect each other,” Ferguson said. “I think that Hedrick allows employees to grow and learn in their roles and further their careers, whether it be through seminars and conferences, webinars, leadership training, and even tuition reimbursement. Many employees start in one position, but end up working their way into a leadership role over time.” 1994 HMC Employee of the Year, Jeanne Parrish (Patient Access Representative), said besides benefits, such as, health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, etc., she stays at HMC because of the opportunities HMC provides and the experiences and interactions between both co-workers and the public. “HMC has many opportunities and avenues which employees may explore. One can transfer from one department to another if experience permits,” Parrish said. “The experiences and interaction between the public and co-workers keep me enjoying what I like to do – that is to serve all to the best of my ability. Besides, HMC is the best place to get care and the best place to give care.” Parrish said what she likes most about her job is the people. “My job allows me the opportunity to communicate and interact with the public on a personal and a professional level. Patients are amazing people, despite their illness. I get much enjoyment listening to what they have to say and learn from their experiences,” Parrish said. “Showing compassion to patients, caring about them as a person, understanding their needs, and helping them stay positive, is just one simple step in aiding them through their healing process, in my opinion. But being rewarded with a simple ‘thank you’ from a patient or customer is most meaningful to me.” Below are short biographies on the past Employees of the Year listed earlier: 2015 Employee of the Year: Jennifer Clark. Clark is 39 years old and resides in Brookfield. She has been a social worker for HMC for five years. She is married to Shawn Clark and they have two children: Sheldon, 4, and Adley, 2. 2014 Employee of the Year: Dorothy Wooden. Wooden has worked as a registered nurse for HMC for 13 years in surgical services / digestive diseases. She is from Tina, and currently lives in rural Dawn, where she has resided for the past 30 years. She is married to Shawn Wooden and they have two children: Ryan (of Kansas City, Mo.) and Michelle (of Ashland, Mo.) Michelle is married to Wayne Sisk and they have a son, Gabe. 2013 Employee of the Year: Tasha Sackrey. Sackrey is 34 years old, and resides in Chillicothe. She has been a procurement technician in the materials department for almost seven years. She has two children: Hunter, 13 and Katie, 11. 2012 Employee of the Year: Annie Singer. Singer is 36 years old and lives in Chillicothe. She has been with HMC for six years and is the oncology nurse navigator. She is married to Brian Singer and they have a “furbaby” named Maggie. 2011 Employee of the Year: Rebecca Roof. Roof is 33 years old and she resides in Braymer. She has worked at HMC for eight years and is the senior accountant. She is married to Nicholas and has one child, Emmett, 6 months. 2010 Employee of the Year: Crystal Stedem. Stedem is 37 years old and has worked at HMC for almost nine years. She is the clinical supervisor of the medical plaza. She resides in Mooresville with her husband, “Hugg” and children: Hagen, 9; Hutson, 4; with one on the way. 2008 Employee of the Year: Patricia Wever. Wever is 59 years old and resides in Dawn. She began working at HMC in 1979 when she was fresh out of college. She is a registered nurse. She is married to Greg and has three children: Rachel, 29; Nathan, 33; and Sarah, 35. She also has four granddaughters. 2007 Employee of the Year: Rachel Hayes. Hayes is 35 years old and resides in Chillicothe. She has worked at HMC for 11 years and is the senior HR business partner. She is married to Johnny and has two children: Braelyn, 5 and Paisley, 1. 2006 Employee of the Year: Jenny Moss. Moss is 41 years old and resides in Chillicothe. She has worked at HMC for 24 years and is the director of physician practices and specialty clinics. She is married to Mark and they have three children: James, 33; Kyle, 30; and Audrey, 6. She also has seven grandchildren. 2003 Employe of the Year: Diane Hicks. Hicks is 56 years old and resides in Chillicothe. She has worked at HMC for 27 years and is a registered nurse in the infusion room. She is married to David and they have three sons: Jeremy, 36; Josh, 33; and Jake, 29. Jeremy is married to Kara and they have a daughter, Macey; and Josh is married to Rachel. 2001 Employee of the Year: Martha Scott. Scott is 51 years old and resides in Dawn. She has worked at HMC for 23 years and is a registered nurse in the OB department. She is married to Bruce and they have four children: James, 33; Jason, 32; Eric, 30; and Ben, 27. 1999 Employee of the Year: Tracie Carriker. Carriker is 46 years old and resides in Chillicothe. She has worked at HMC since 1993 and is a medical transcriptionist. 1994 Employee of the Year: Jeanne Parrish. Parrish is 65 years old and she resides in Chillicothe. She has worked at HMC for 37 years and is a patient access representative.