Macon County General Hospital announced today their colleagues pick for the 2016 Employee of the Year. Tim Emerton was selected as the non-nursing employee of the year for his heart for service to others which is demonstrated on a regular basis by his actions. Tim is known for always being ready to assist fellow employees, hospital wide. He treats his patients with respect and dignity. He is not one to stop at departmental lines if a helping hand is needed elsewhere. He is a willing mentor to students and new employees. The Service Learning Students from the local high schools often request placement in the imaging department because they have heard about him from previous students. He is an all-around good employee who seems to be a natural when it comes to service excellence. MCGH is fortunate to have him as a part of the hospital family.
Landi Oliver Shrum, LPN, was selected as the Nursing LPN Employee of the Year for 2016. Landi has been an employee at MCGH for 14 years, starting her career there while still in school. In nursing ranks, she is one of the nurses that have had the most years of service at the hospital. She is very supportive and often helps other departments making it easier for them to do their jobs as well as saving the patients from additional discomfort. When conflicts do arise, Landi works to resolve the problems and set aside differences by involving other employees or the nursing director. Landi definitely has the skills and training, but she also has enthusiasm. She completes assigned tasks, is very organized, and has a superior reputation for customer service. She is very compassionate and exceeds the patient’s expectations. Landi definitely deserves to be the Nursing LPN Employee of the Year.