The Scotland County Hospital (SCH) Employee Committee in Memphis recognized employees for their years of service with the organization and awarded service pins recently. The Hospital is in its 49th year of providing healthcare services in the community and opened its doors in July 1970. Officials from the Scotland County Care Center and the Scotland County Hospital & Clinics are making plans for their combined 50th anniversary celebrations in the year 2020. A commemorative cookbook is being planned along with a community celebration scheduled for Thursday, July 2, 2020.
There are several employees at SCH that have been loyal to the organization for multiple decades and received service pins this year. At the top of that list, working 30 years are Kathy Miller (Laboratory) and Linda Morgan (Nursing).
Kathy Miller, MT, works in the hospital’s Laboratory Department and has been in that department for 30 years. She started her career at SCH in May 1989. Prior to that, she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Quincy. She had earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Manchester College in Biochemistry and Biology in hopes of going on to medical school, but her career took a different path. She is a Medical Technologist in the lab and has served a few different capacities in that department over the years from interim supervisor to Lab Tech. Kathy and her husband, Joe, have two children and one grandson. She enjoys gardening, church activities and spending time with her grandson when she’s not at work.
Linda Morgan, RN, earned her 30 year service pin and has worked in a number of capacities at SCH over the years. She started her career at SCH in 1985 and worked several years, with a brief time working elsewhere. She came back in January 1989. She is currently most often found in the outpatient infusion area and she also works on the Med/Surg floor. But, you might have seen her in the Emergency Department and at one time she was the temporary Assistant Director of Nursing. She is a native of Kansas City where she went to nursing school and started her nursing career at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Linda and her husband, Jim, have four children and thirteen grandchildren. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities.
Next on the list of long time hospital employees are employees earning 20 year service pins: Jerry Grubb, Maintenance; Donna Small, Centralized Scheduling and Carrie Hamner, Physical Therapy; 15 year service pins went to Ken McMinn, IT; Paula Enlow, Clinic Nursing and Marsha Boatman, Clinic; 10 year service pins went to Erick Byrn, Ambulance Department, Amy Burton, Respiratory Therapy, Alisa Kigar, Marketing, Rhonda Roberts, Case Management/Skilled Nursing and Meagan Weber, Physical Therapy; 5 year service pins were presented to Tabitha Petersen, Clinic Reception; Ashley Harvey, Clinic Nursing, Carol Davila, Med/Surg Nursing; Dani Waterman, In-Patient Pharmacy, Jenna Williams, FNP, Lancaster Medical Services, Laramie Jackson, Clinic Nursing, Lori Nelson, Clinic Nursing, Dr. Heather Martin, Dr. Neil Hoyal, Tonya Kice, Surgery Nursing and Suzie Lister, Financial Services Department.
Additionally, two long time employees recently retired from their posts at Scotland County Hospital & Clinics. Jean Hull, often the first person patients would see at the hospital Admissions/Registration desk retired this spring. She joined the hospital staff in April 1998. Marsha Boatman retired in May after 15 years of employment in the clinic where she served in several different capacities. Prior to joining the clinic staff, she had worked many years for Dr. Keller’s private practice.
Last month, the Hospital’s Employee Committee awarded a $500 scholarship to Scotland County High School Senior, Gabby Zahn. Ms. Zahn is attending Truman State University in Kirksville and plans to go on to medical school and specialize in dermatology. She is the daughter of Rob & Becky Zahn of Memphis. Each year the SCH Employee Committee offers the scholarship to one student that applies from either Clark, Knox, Scotland or Schuyler County school districts. This year the Employee Committee reviewed eight scholarship applications from three of those school districts. Because hospital employees come from all of these counties, it’s only fitting to offer the scholarship in these four school districts.