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12/4/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 12/4/2017 3:09:07 PM CENTRAL
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December Staff Member of the Month

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare has announced that Tawney Bodine is the December GVMH Staff Member of the Month.  Tawney has been an employee of Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) since July 2014 and currently works as a Certified Medical Assistant at Golden Valley Medical – Clinton.

Coworkers nominated Tawney and had the following to say about her:

“From attitude to appearance, Tawney is by far one of the most professional people I have worked with at GVMH.  She can calm a worried patient better than anyone I know.  She keeps herself well-composed and uses appropriate vocabulary and tone of voice.  Tawney explains injuries, results, and other concerns that patients have in great detail and in a way that is easily understood.  No question goes without an answer. 

“Tawney always gives positive feedback, encouragement and support to other departments.  She is willing to jump in and help in whenever she is needed.  For example, one day another office called Tawney and asked if she could help out because they were running behind schedule.  She agreed to assist and said she would be there as soon as she could.  It was at that point the office discovered Tawney had already left work for the day; however, she was willing to come back to take care of patients.  

“Tawney is always friendly towards patients and staff, using AIDET with every encounter.  She always talks up coworkers and providers and definitely puts patients first.  Tawney will drop whatever she is doing to answer any questions.  She makes sure that every patient’s cast is comfortable and that they understand what to do and what not to do during treatment.  She reassures young patients and their parents from the time a cast is applied to the time it is removed. 

“Tawney brings the department together and creates a great work environment.  She always has great ideas, solves problems, and improves workflow processes.  She also communicates well with providers to get patients taken care of in a timely manner.  All around, Tawney is amazing!”

In being named Staff Member of the Month, Tawney was given a flower bouquet, a $100 gift certificate, and her name will be engraved on a plaque to be permanently displayed in the hospital.  Tawney is also one of 12 finalists for the 2017-2018 Staff Member of the Year award.

Congratulations, Tawney!