WCMC Announces Associate of the QuarterApr 23, 2012
White County Medical Center associates have selected LaTonya Slaughter, RN on 4 South, as the Associate of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2012. WCMC administrative representatives recently surprised Slaughter with the announcement, along with flowers and gifts.
“I love our cardiac patients and my co-workers,” she said. “Everyone is great to work with, and I enjoy taking care of patients and teaching them ways to improve their lifestyle, which can be challenging. When I see a job that needs to be done, regardless of what it is, I want to do it well. To me, there is no such thing as a CSA job or a housekeeping job; if something needs to be done, it needs to get done.”
Slaughter’s spirit of teamwork is one of the attributes of the Associate of the Quarter; other attributes include high values, a positive attitude and sense of professionalism. Core values of the hospital include: integrity, compassion, excellence, stewardship, innovation and servanthood.
The following comments were made by fellow associates who nominated her: “LaTonya always has a smile on her face and takes great pride in being a nurse and helping others,” “She has volunteered to work extra shifts numerous times to ensure our patients are cared for and that her peers have support,” “LaTonya is a natural leader on the night shift; she consistently trains new nurses to be strong cardiac nurses,” and “She is an excellent nurse clinically, and she also has a great bedside manner with her patients and their families.”
ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to create a healthy community by providing quality patient care and participating in community health events. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in Searcy with more than 1,500 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.