March Stars of Excellence Announced

Cutline: Pictured is HCMC’s Partner of the Month in the Stars of Excellence program, Chastity Tharpe, Food and Nutrition

Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Partner of the Month of March in the Stars of Excellence Program is Chastity Tharpe, Food and Nutrition. Six others were named Star Partners in the program.

Tharpe was nominated by her manager for the extra work she did within her department during a period of staffing shortages. Tharpe was very willingly changed her work schedule to work very long hours (working a double shift every day) to be sure the cook’s job was completed appropriately every day. This went on for two months during the holidays while we had two other staff off on surgery leave. She never complained about the extra work and pitched in to help other people whenever she could. HCMC also awards Star partners each month.

The Star Partners for March are Donna Crowder, Food & Nutrition; Jeanie Rogers, Home Health & Hospice; Chris Wimberley, JoAnn Hoffman, and Kathy Goins, Materials Management; and Vivian Olive, HCHC Housekeeping. They were nominated for the following:

  • Crowder was nominated by her manager for working extra shifts during a time of extreme short staffing including offering to come in on her days off just to ensure duties were done appropriately and timely during the holidays.
  • Rogers was nominated by a patient for her enthusiasm and care for her during each visit.
  • Wimberley, Hoffman, and Goins were nominated by the DME manager for organizing and maximizing space on the floors, clinics, and storerooms.
  • Olive was nominated by fellow partners for her positive attitude and dependability as well as her enthusiasm for her job.

To nominate a Henry County Medical Center partner for the Stars of Excellence program, send a note of appreciation to Tom Gee or utilize the Dear Tom 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.

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: