Mary Lynn Eaton has been named Memorial Hospital's Employee of the Quarter by CEO Brett Bollmann. She has been the admitting clerk since she joined Memorial Hospital in May 2019.
"Chester Hospital has outstanding employees who really care about you," Eaton said. "The concern, compassion and willingness to go the extra step is in every department.
"Not only the needs of the patient is taken care of but our hospital has always tried to help with the needs of the family. The little things like 'Have a good day' or 'Have a good sleep' makes a person's day.
Eaton said positivity within the staff is obvious.
"I am very blessed to have been able to join such a great facility."
Eaton lives in Willisville with her three sons, Connally, Joshua and Brad, and a "four-legged son" named Butch. In her free time Eaton enjoys spending time with the family, watching Saluki football, volunteering on the Perry County Mental Health Board, helping with the Ava and Willisville fire departments, working with Sandra's Comfort for Cancer Patients, and taking hikes with her dog.
The co-workers who nominated her wrote, "Lynn is professional, kind, and caring to all patients and staff. She offers to help anyone who needs it and stays late to help when things are backed up with work.
"She helps ER nursing staff when they are overwhelmed with patients by copying papers for transfers, calling for patient updates for waiting family members, wiping down ER waiting rooms, going into the ER to register non-isolated patients, etc.
"She is an amazing co-worker and deserves to be recognized for the positivity and teamwork she brings to her job."
Each quarter employees are encouraged to submit "star cards" for their co-workers who go above and beyond in their patient care or team work. Four random cards were drawn: Addie Schultz, Third Party Biller; Kaitlynn Smith, RN; Peggy Williams, HIM Associate; and Sherry Wilson, CNA, were the winners of a monetary award for their star nominations.