In a heartwarming acknowledgment of dedicated service, Taylorville Memorial Hospital has named Penny Clark, a Housekeeping Aide with Environmental Services, as the Colleague of the Month for October. Clark's exceptional commitment and positive demeanor have not only left a lasting impact on her colleagues but have also made a significant difference in the lives of patients and their families.
Clark's recognition stems from her consistently pleasant attitude and her constant willingness to lend a helping hand whenever needed. According to her nominator, a fellow hospital staff member, Clark's remarkable compassion came to the forefront in a situation involving an elderly visitor struggling to use his cell phone to communicate with family members about his wife.
The nominator described the experience, speaking on Clark's extraordinary efforts to assist the elderly visitor saying, Penny took time to explain and provide help through the process of making the important phone call, wrote the nominator. Despite the need for repeated explanations, Clark displayed great patience and empathy, providing crucial support to the anxious elderly visitor during a challenging time.
Penny Clark has been a valuable member of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital team since 2022, consistently embodying the hospital's commitment to compassionate care. Her Colleague of the Month recognition is a testament to her outstanding contributions and the positive impact she has had on both her colleagues and the individuals the hospital serves.