Employee of the Year
Janice Turley, a member of Environmental Services who works on the Family Maternity Suites unit, was named the 2013 Employee of the Year on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Memorial's Festival of Trees.
The Employee of the Year is selected from the 11 individuals named Employee of the Month January through November each year. Janice was named the May Employee of the Month for her strong work ethic and friendly attitude.
"Janice has a good relationship with the staff," her nomination read. "We consider her part of our 'work family.' She is well liked by the physicians, who recognize the hard work that she does so they can do their jobs."
Janice has worked in her current role since joining Memorial in 2005. She takes great pleasure in her work and finds it to be very rewarding.
"I enjoy knowing that I play a role in bringing a new life into the world and am thankful for being a part of my department," she said.
"Every one of our employees of the month is truly a special person. All are special members of the Memorial family, and Janice is certainly a deserving winner of this award," said Ed Curtis, president and chief executive officer for Memorial Health System.
A lifelong resident of the Springfield area, Janice and her husband, Allen, have been married for 29 years. The youngest of 10 children, Janice's favorite pastime is being with her children and grandchildren.
"Just knowing that I have created a wonderful family and can touch so many people's lives while I'm here on this earth is all I need," she said. "I've succeeded."
In addition to Janice, the year's Employee of the Month recipients also included:
January: Nikki LaVigne, Lab Support Associate
February: Jackie Thomas, Mammography Clinical Specialist
March: Sue Schleyhahn, RN, Infection Prevention Nurse
April: Paul Young, Medical Technologist
June: Lisa Cave, Specialty Resource Nurse
July: Brian Dempsey, Patient Access Specialist
August: Shurling Lu, Occupational Therapist
September: Connie Leamon, Accounting Assistant
October: Jeff Janusweski, Senior Customer Support Specialist
November: Carl Gudgel, Groundskeeper