Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) recently announced Janean Schmidt as its newest 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 Pharmacy Technician Megan Thompson nominated Schmidt, a fellow JRMC pharmacy technician. Schmidt works in pharmacy full-time. She also helps the JRMC Environmental Services team when it needs extra support.

“Janean is a phenomenal worker and team player,” Thompson said. “Pharmacy would like to recognize her willingness to help others and for her joyful spirit while doing so.”

JRMC’s 350 employees cast anonymous votes to select each Legend Award winner.


Pictured from left, JRMC Pharmacy Manager Brian Ament smiles for a photo with JRMC Pharmacy Techs Janean Schmidt and  Megan Thompson. Thompson nominated Schmidt for the Legend Award.

“Janean is one of the hardest working people I have ever met,” said JRMC Pharmacy Manager Brian Ament. “She works until the job is done.”

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. Specifically, 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.

“We are so grateful for Janean,” said JRMC Environmental Services Manager Dane Gebel. “We appreciate her willingness to help during a time of need.”

The Legend Award first began in 2012. Since then, JRMC has recognized more than 35 Legend recipients as well as more than 110 nominees.