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Employees Receive Service Pins

10/7/2014

Scotland County Hospital Employee Committee Recognizes Years of Service & Awards Scholarship
October 2014
                                        

The Scotland County Hospital (SCH) Employee Committee in Memphis recognized employees for their years of service with the organization and awarded service pins.  The hospital is in its 44th year of providing healthcare services in the community.  There are several employees at SCH that have been loyal to the organization for multiple decades and received  service pins this year.  At the top of that list, working two and a half decades for the hospital are Kathy Miller & Linda Morgan, receiving 25 year pins.

Kathy Miller is a native of  Midland, Michigan, and moved to Scotland County in 1980 when she married her husband, Joe Miller.  She received a degree in biology/biochemistry from Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana, in 1977 and became a Medical Technologist after completing her internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Quincy, Illinois, in 1979.  She started to work at SCH in 1989 as a Medical Technologist.  She is currently a Lab Tech and also serves as Assistant Supervisor of the Lab Department. 

Linda Morgan is a native of Kansas City.  She earn her RN license from St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City in 1980.  She started her career with SCH in 1989 as a nurse on the med/surg unit (in-patients).  Now, her primary role is still caring for patients in the med/surg unit, but she also works in the Oncology/Hematology & Infusion Departments and with rheumatology patients. 

Next on the list of long time hospital employees is Bud Wilson receiving a 20 year pin.  Bud recently retired from his position with the Public Relations and Human Resources Departments.  Bud began his career with SCH as an employee of both the Ambulance District as an EMT, and the Public Relations Department.  Bud retired on September 30th.

The Employee Committee recognizes employees, annually, with service pins in five year increments.  Other employees receiving pins this year include: 15 year pins – Carrie Hamner, Joy Kraus, Kathy Greenstreet, Donna Small, Marlena Mack, Jerry Grubb and Kelle Gunnell; 10 year pins – Marsha Boatman, Paula Enlow, Ken McMinn, Sarah Moss and Chris Yarbrough; 5 year pins - Meagan Weber, Rhonda Roberts, Alisa Kigar, Amy Burton, Mary Lou White, Erick Byrn and Joyce Abbott.

The Scotland County Hospital Employee Committee also awarded a $500 scholarship to Schuyler County R-1 Senior, Justice Fowler.   Mr. Fowler is attending Truman State University this fall.  He is the son of  Randy & Brenda Fowler of Lancaster.  Each year the SCH Employee Committee offers the scholarship to one student that applies from either Clark, Knox, Scotland or Schuyler County school districts.  Because hospital employees come from all of these counties, it’s only fitting to offer the scholarship in these four school districts.

Scotland County Hospital’s Employee Committee is made up of employees from various departments, all with a common goal of improving employee morale and making a positive impact on the communities the Hospital serves.  Through various fundraisers such as bake sales, auctions, lunches, book & jewelry fairs and employee donations, many of the committee’s goals of helping the community are achieved.  The committee has taken the funds raised from the fundraisers to annually provide a $500 scholarship, “adopt” at least 2 needy local children for Christmas, “adopt” at least 2 residents from the local nursing home for Christmas, and they donate turkeys to the local food pantry for Thanksgiving .  The Hospital employees volunteer annually to work at the Memphis Theater, where they operate the ticket window and concession stand.   The Committee sponsors multiple Red Cross Blood Drives in the Hospital each year and recently exceeded their blood unit collection goal of 30 with 34 units collected on October 2nd. 

Additionally, the Employee Committee uses their funds to help offset some of the Hospital’s expenses associated with the annual Employee Christmas Party and Summer Picnic.  The Committee buys door prizes for these employee parties and pays for a portion of the other expenses in order to provide the employees & their families enjoyable celebrations, without expecting tax payer dollars and revenues from the Hospital’s general fund to be expended on these activities.

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