Julie Lammers was named as the Macon County General Hospital non-clinical employee of the year last Friday, and Heather Turner was named as the MCGH nursing employee of the year.
Both were nominated by their peers.
Lammers has been an employee with Macon County General for nine years. In 2017, she received multiple reward and recognition tokens for going above and beyond her job duties.
Lammers is a material management specialist, who doesn’t necessarily serve patients one-on-one like nurses and other individuals. The focus of the material specialist is to make sure the clinical departments always have the supplies and equipment needed for the patient care.
Since she became an employee of MCGH, she has filled multiple positions in multiple departments, expanding her knowledge and skills.
She has volunteered her time for community events at MCGH, assisting with Relay for Life, health fairs and the hospital’s Christmas parade float.
Turner is a registered nurse at MCGH.
Turner started her career path by working in a manufacturing facility for several years. After the factory closed its doors, Turner began to search for another career path.
She chose to enroll in nursing school to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). After obtaining her LPN, she went back to school to become a registered nurse, and she has continued to push forward with classes to further her education.
Turner has shown a willingness to work extra hours to cover various shifts, has the ability to problem-solve and frequently shares ideas on improvements to better the facility and work area.
Both of the employees of the year received a plaque and a check for $1,000.
Suzanna Brabant/For the Macon County Times
Julie Lammers and Heather Turner were named the Macon County General Hospital non-clinical and nursing employees of the year, respectively, last Friday.
Both were presented plaques and checks for $1,000.