August 5, 2010

Scotland County Hospital Employee Committee Recognizes Years of Service

The Scotland County Hospital (SCH) Employee Committee in Memphis recently recognized employees for their years of service with the organization. As the hospital celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2010, there are several employees at SCH that have been loyal to the organization for multiple decades. At the top of that list, working on nearly 40 years of employment, are Diana Wagner and Jim McClintic.

Ms. Wagner was educated as a school teacher and taught school for several years before gaining employment in the business office of the hospital in January 1971. She has held several positions in the hospital and currently works as a medical transcriptionist. Mr. McClintic, a native of Hannibal, began his career as a radiology tech in Hannibal and then took the position in Memphis as the Director of Radiology in September 1971. He currently serves as a radiology tech at the hospital.

Next on the list of long time hospital employees is Karen Smith. She joined the hospital staff in January 1973 and started her career in central supply and after one year became the purchasing agent, the position she maintains today. Ms. Smiths service history is followed closely by Lynn Fincher. She joined the hospital staff in April 1973 and has held a variety of positions the last 37 years. She is currently the Manager of the Business Office. Marcia Dial, the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Scotland County Hospital began her career as the Chief Financial Officer of a Community Action Agency in Oklahoma before taking the Financial Officer position with SCH in 1976. Ms. Dial has been the hospitals CEO since 1988.

The Employee Committee recognizes employees, annually, with service pins in five year increments. Employees receiving pins this year include: 35 year pin Marcia Dial; 30 year pin Tammy Newland; 25 year pins Brenda Prather & Mitch McClamroch; 20 year pins Vicky Baldwin, Cheryl Eddleman, Cathy Farley & Teresa Fischer; 15 year pins Jasetia Buckallew, Barbie Courtright, Lana Dial, Curtis Forquer, Joyce Harvey, Angela Hawes, Jeanne Parrish, Dena Schmitter & Tracy Simpson; 10 year pins Alison Closser, Carla Cook, Matt Cormier, Brenda Long, Jenny Mallett, Diana Nelson, Betty Orton, Sheryl Templeton-Smith, Pam Tripp & Bill Young; 5 year pins Janet Blaise, Sandy Blake, Shana Bollin, Melissa Brown, Lezlea Bulechek, Chrissie Burkhiser, Ann Dixon, Melissa Hamm, Joann Jones, Teresa Kirchner, Jan Meeks, Susan Oliver, Shannon Quillin, Paul Reynolds, Krissy Siegfried, Cathy Sims & Nikki Spray.

Scotland County Hospitals Employee Committee is made up of employees from various departments, all with a common goal of improving employee morale and making a positive impact on the communities the Hospital serves. Through various fundraisers such as bake sales, auctions, lunches, book fairs and employee donations, many of the committees goals of helping the community are achieved. The committee, over the past 18 years, has taken the funds raised from the fundraisers to; annually provide a $500 scholarship for a high school graduate of one of the 4 counties the Hospital serves, adopt at least 2 needy local children for Christmas, adopt at least 2 residents from the local nursing home for Christmas, donate turkeys to the local food pantry for Thanksgiving and also donate to Toys for Tots at Christmas time.

The committee is also in charge of collecting donations for a variety of causes including; shoes/socks donations for orphan children, pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, care baskets for our troops overseas and staple goods for overseas mission groups. The Employee Committee organizes volunteers to pick up trash along the roadways near the neighborhood around the Hospital. The Committee sponsors a Red Cross Blood Drive in the hospital each summer. The Hospital employees volunteer annually to work two weekends at the Memphis Theater, where they operate the ticket window and concession stand.

Additionally, the Employee Committee uses their funds to help offset some of the Hospitals expenses associated with the annual Employee Christmas Party and Summer Picnic. The Committee buys door prizes for these employee parties and pays for a portion of the other expenses in order to provide the employees & their families enjoyable celebrations, without expecting tax payer dollars and revenues from the Hospitals general fund to be expended on these activities.

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