HRMC Honors Thomas as Exceptional Employee for May
May 31, 2015
HURON, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) honored its May Exceptional Employee of the Month, Cindy Thomas, RN, with a reception on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
Thomas, who has worked as a registered nurse for nearly 25 years at HRMC and currently works in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services, was nominated by coworkers to receive the honor. According to nominating coworkers, “Cindy always puts the needs of the cardiac and pulmonary patients before her own and will adjust her schedule to meet their needs.”
“She is also a leader who truly demonstrates HRMC’s customer-centered care, initiative, teamwork, respect, compassion and empathy,” the nominaton continued. “Cindy is a true team player and practices the Golden Rule by placing the needs of others before her own.”
HRMC’s Exceptional Employee of the Month award recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond to exceed expectations. Employees can be nominated by other employees or by a patient or visitor who witnesses exceptional service. A committee of employees from various hospital departments chooses the employee on a monthly basis and an Exceptional Employee of the Year is chosen at year-end from the 12 monthly honorees.
As May exceptional employee, Thomas received a reception with family, friends and coworkers, a meal certificate to a local restaurant, a professional photo session and portrait, $50, a lapel pin and a special parking place for a month.
Thomas earned an associate degree in nursing from Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D. She has worked at HRMC since 1990 and in the cardiac rehab department since 1993. “I truly enjoy seeing my patients achieve their goals of managing their heart and lung disease,” said Thomas.
She and her husband, Danny, have six children and six step children and together they have 34 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys camping, riding motorcycles, traveling and spending time with her family.
Patients or visitors can nominate an exceptional employee by calling 353-6539 for a nomination form or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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