Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) recently announced Debbie Clemens as its most recent Legend Award recipient.
The Legend Award is the most prestigious distinction for a JRMC employee. The Legend Award recognizes employees who exceed expectations and make THE difference in the lives of those they serve.
JRMC Nursing Unit Manager, Emily Woodley, nominated Clemens, a JRMC material services technician, because of her willingness to be THE difference by helping Family BirthPlace when the department needed an extra hand.
“She came back to Family BirthPlace and offered to rock the not-so-happy newborn I had in my arms so I could complete paperwork for a patient transfer,” Woodley said. “Debbie did not complain once that the newborn wouldn’t settle. She just kept holding her until the nurses were able to take back over.”
JRMC’s 350 employees cast anonymous votes to select each Legend Award winner.
The purpose of the Legend Award is to inspire, motivate and capture the moments that define JRMC. The goal is to help employees and volunteers connect to the sense of purpose that brought them to the organization. This award is for employees who’ve made extreme efforts to benefit their patients and colleagues.
“The nominations inspire staff members to continually be the best, exceed expectations and make THE difference in the lives of those we serve,” said JRMC President & CEO, Mike Delfs.
Once nominated, both JRMC administration and employees vote on their favorite nominees and their stories.
“What an amazing person to give of her own time and step up to do what she could so others could do what needed to be done,” Woodley said.
The Legend Award first began in 2012. Since then, more than 35 individuals have been named Legends and more than 110 employees were nominated.
KINDNESS IN FAMILY BIRTHPLACE
“There was recently a newborn needing a great deal of attention and requiring transferring,” Woodley said. “This process takes a lot of hands, yet other patients and newborns still need to be cared for as well.”
“Debbie Clemens was called to bring supplies to the nursery and recognized a need for more hands. It was the end of her shift, so she returned to materials to get things settled. After a short time, she came back to FBP and offered to rock the not-so-happy newborn I had in my arms so I could complete the paperwork for the transfer,” Woodley said. “She did not complain once that the newborn wouldn’t settle and just kept holding her until the nurses were able to take back over. What an amazing person to give of her own time and step up to do what she could so others could do what needed to be done.”
Thank you, Debbie for your thoughtfulness, kindness and being a true difference maker!
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