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White County Medical Center Dietary Worker II Fannie Mellon (front and center) is surrounded by fellow associates after being surprised with the news that she’s been named the Associate of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2012. Associates pictured include: (front row) Pam Williams, Grace Cooperwood, Fannie Mellon and Tisa Carlisle; (second row) Scotty Parker, Barbara Freeman, Janet Spotts, Ramona Staton, Sarah Clark, Jennifer Varner and Jamie Laughlin; (third row) B.J. Roberts and Ray Montgomery.
WCMC Announces Associate of the Quarter
White County Medical Center associates have selected Fannie Mellon, Dietary Worker II, as the Associate of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2012. WCMC administrative representatives recently surprised Mellon with the announcement, along with flowers and gifts.
Mellon has worked for the hospital since December 2009 and said she loves her job and feels honored to be the Associate of the Quarter. “I had no idea that I would ever be nominated or named the Associate of the Quarter,” she said. “It came as a shock, and I’m thankful for the people in the Dietary Department who have been very supportive of me. I enjoy my job and working in all the different areas of the department, whether it be catering events at the hospital or cooking for patients.”
Attributes of the Associate of the Quarter include high values, a positive attitude and sense of professionalism. Mellon reflects the core values of the hospital: integrity, teamwork, compassion, excellence, stewardship, innovation and servanthood.
The following comments were made by fellow associates who nominated her: “Fannie always has a great attitude; and, she goes out of her way to make people smile,” “Everything she does, she does it with 100 percent effort,” “I have seen her do almost every job in the cafeteria, and she always does it with a good attitude,” and “When she sees someone struggling, she always jumps in to help.”
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.