Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently announced Cindy Nelms, Plant Operations secretary, as its most recent Legend Award recipient.

The Legend Award is the most prestigious distinction for a JRMC employee. The award recognizes employees who exceed expectations and are THE difference in the lives of those they serve.

JRMC Orthopedics Licensed Practical Nurse, Julie Stockwell, nominated Nelms because of her legendary attitude and demeanor towards patients and her team members.

“She is one of the ‘behind the scenes’ #Legendary employees that keep the wheels on the bus turning efficiently here at JRMC,” Stockwell wrote. “She inspires us to be better individuals.”

Nelms joined the JRMC team in 1992.

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.

The Legend Award first began in 2012. Since then, more than 41 individuals have been named Legends and more than 120 employees were nominated.

A Kind Heart

“Cindy Nelms is one of the kindest, most pleasant individuals that I know,” said Julie Stockwell, JRMC Orthopedics licensed practical nurse. Nelms works as the secretary in Plant Operations and I truly believe the men she works with would agree with me that they couldn’t run the department without her.

Nelms has worked at Jamestown Regional Medical Center for many years. She is a constant, dependable employee that always has a smile on her face and a word of encouragement. She is one of the “behind the scenes” #Legendary employees that keep the wheels on the bus turning efficiently here at JRMC.

“I feel grateful to have worked with her and to call her a friend,” said Stockwell.

Cindy, you inspire us to be better individuals. Thank you for being THE difference.