A nursing tech in the acute care unit at Taylorville Memorial Hospital has been named the Colleague of the Month. Deborah Rae Balke has been named the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for July. Gina Watson, Balke’s co-worker nominated her for the award and says that she embodies Memorial Health values of safety and integrity.
She also gives special attention to the details involved in her patient care. She says that Balke always makes sure the patient knows where the call light is and is willing to assist colleagues even outside of her own department. Balke is from Kincaid and has worked at TMH since 2009.
Outside of work, Balke enjoys shopping for antiques and spending time with family including four children, seven grandchildren, and her husband of 44 years. Regional Radio News congratulates Deborah Rae Balke!