FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Jeri Whitaker as their December Employee of the Month. Whitaker works as a Registered Nurse on the Medical/Surgical Unit at FMCH. She has been with FMCH since May of 2017. Whitaker was recognized with this nomination:
No matter when you see her, this employee is ALWAYS happy and trying to make others around her happy. My staff thinks she is the greatest because of that also because she is the first staff person who has ever included them in things that their department is doing, like a potluck. She just makes them feel better about themselves and the job they do every day. She shows them she appreciates what they do and has fun with them. When she feels she has offended someone or has been short with them she is quick to apologize. This flows over to the patients who love her too. I had two patients tell me they just loved her because of her personality and it made their day. If we could all take on just a little of her happy-go-lucky personality imagine how much better our days would go! Finally, one day at breakfast she left her change and said to use it to pay for the next customer’s breakfast. This created a fun morning and as the customers were told the ‘why’ behind getting their breakfast for free, we had others leave money just to keep it going. It was a win-win!
“I was blessed to be trained by amazing nurses, Colbi, Courtney and Andy were the welcoming group who showed me the ins and outs of FMCH. The core staff on Med/Surg is wonderful and our supervisor Carolyn holds us all together,” expressed Whitaker. “My favorite part of working here is the wonderful family environment that this hospital possesses.”
Whitaker enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband when not working.
The Employee of the Month is an initiative developed by the Reward & Recognition team. Each month a FMCH employee is honored for going above and beyond for the good of the patient, their co-workers and the organization.
Pictured: Carolyn Krone, Director of Inpatient Services; Jeri Whitaker; and Jeremy Alexander, Interim President/CEO.