HCMC Announces Stars of Excellence for July 2022

Cutline 1: Pictured are HCMC’s Stars of Excellence recipients for July in the Stars of Excellence Program

Cutline 2: Pictured is Ronald Cummings, HCMC Facilities Management who was selected as the Partner of the Month for July in the HCMC Stars of Excellence program.

PARIS, TN – Henry County Medical Center is proud to announce that the Partner of the Month for July in the Stars of Excellence program is Ronald Cummings, HCMC Facilities Management.  Nine others were also nominated for the Stars of Excellence program.

Cummings was nominated by Facilities Management Supervisor Richard Ferrell with a heartfelt submission expressing the qualities Cummings exemplifies daily and what it means to be an HCMC employee.  Farrell praised Cummings for his help with a serious drainage problem that impacted many rooms on the tower housing OB and med/surg patients.  Cummings was able to get it resolved in a quick duration, staying over to ensure everything was completed.  He did it with a smile as he always does and is a true leader in the department with his integrity and loyalty earning him respect from all.

HCMC also awards Star Partners of the month. The Star Partners for the month of July are Mike Wallace and Lee Ross, HCHC Plant Operations; Jane Poe, Mammography; Tonia Atkinson, HCHC Food and Nutrition; Jeanie Rogers, Home Health and Hospice; Lisa Henson, Imaging Services; Yvonne Schoubye, HCMC Food and Nutrition; and Kerri Atwill, Imaging Services.

These HCMC partners were nominated by patients and coworkers for their hard work and dedication towards this hospital. Their work does not go unnoticed here at HCMC and the hospital is glad to be able to honor them with the Stars of Excellence program. They were nominated for the following:

  • Wallace and Ross: Both were nominated for assisting a staff member with a flat tire, ensuring the staff member was able to get back on the road and treat patients.
  • Poe: She was nominated for stepping up to take on a full time load at the Diagnostic Center for months while another technologist was out so that women in the community were able to continue to get their mammograms and DEXA scans without interruption.
  • Atkinson: She was nominated by her manager for all the extra work and planning that she provided for Healthcare Week while her manager was off on vacation, ensuring that partners, residents, and patients enjoyed the celebration.
  • Minor: She was nominated by her manager for making a huge impact in the first three weeks of her employment as a phlebotomist. She has stepped up and taken on training and workload like a pro.
  • Rogers: She returned to work early from her vacation to ensure that no one was in overtime or struggled with patient load.
  • Henson: She was nominated by a patient for providing a calm atmosphere for her procedure and providing her with feedback, making her feel comfortable the entire time.
  • Schoubye: She was nominated for the two recent retirement receptions that she provided cakes for at HCMC. She was thoughtful, enthusiastic, and provided attention to detail to recognize half a century of service by the two retirees.
  • Atwill: She was nominated by her manager for her passion for her job and patients. She recently transitioned into the Lead CT technologist role and has taken on a large amount of responsibility, covering call herself, assisting with scheduling, and working early, late and on weekends as needed.  Additionally, she helped with a challenge presented for patients at West Cancer Center, familiarizing herself with the needed knowledge and training to allow our patients to receive CT SIMS for cancer treatment at HCMC instead of going to Jackson or elsewhere.

To nominate a Henry County Medical Center partner for the Stars of Excellence program, utilize the Dear Administration or WOW cards located in the Partners in Your Care bags given upon inpatient admission to HCMC.  Additionally, the Star Partner forms are available on our website under quick tabs – Healthcare Hero.

About Henry County Medical Center

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.