Hospital Recognizes Employees for Years of Service


The Scotland County Hospital (SCH) Employee Experience Committee in Memphis recognized employees for their years of service with the organization and awarded service pins during National Hospital Week earlier this month. 


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 40 years, is Kelley Ketchum, RN. Kelley is a native of Scotland County and while in high school, she was a "candy striper" at the Hospital in the mid-70's. She graduated from nursing school as a registered nurse at Southeastern Community College in Keokuk in 1982 and began full-time as an RN at Scotland County Hospital on June 6, 1982. Over the course of Kelley's 40 year career in nursing at SCH, she has worked in nearly every department. You will primarily find Kelley, these days, in Cardiac Rehab, but she also works several shifts on the Med-Surg floor. She is one of those hard-working nurses that admits she really enjoys working the floor and especially with the critically ill patients in intensive care and in the Emergency Department. She said, "We have saved a lot of lives. There are alot of people that would not still be in our community without our ER. It's that simple." When she is not working, she says she's a home body, but she really enjoys being outside the most, and she takes pride in her garden and her property looking nice. She especially enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.


The Employee Experience Committee recognizes employees, annually, with service pins in five year increments. Other employees receiving pins this year include: 25 year pins – Candace Alderton, Jamie Kice and Jeanette Fogle; 20 year pin - Dr. Celeste Miller-Parish; 15 year pins Rich Jackson, Goldie Reiter, Deanna Rowland, Randy Watkins and Ashley Ward; 10 year pins - Julie Cook & Kendra Wettstein; and 5 year pins - Andrea Grogan, Sophia McKim, Tabitha Rohr, Dr. Kelsey Davis-Humes, Courtney Shannan, Mike Smith, Shawna Stone & Randy Talbert.


The Hospital is in its 52nd year of providing healthcare services in the community and opened its doors on July 20, 1970. Scotland County Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital with 25 licensed beds and offers many outpatient services, surgery, obstetrics, specialties and owns four rural health clinics in Memphis, Edina, Lancaster and Wyaconda. The Hospital's mission is, "To improve the health of the communities we serve, with services close to home." Please consider establishing care with one of the physicians or clinicians at Scotland County Hospital & Clinics if you are looking for primary healthcare or a specialist, and if you ever need an outpatient service such as a radiology test, lab draw or therapy services, please choose Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

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