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9/7/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 9/7/2017 10:43:46 AM CENTRAL
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September Staff Member of the Month

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare has announced that Marla Love is the September GVMH Staff Member of the Month.  Marla has been an employee of Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) since February 2001 and currently works as a Registered Nurse in the Rehabilitation department at Golden Valley Medical – Warsaw.

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

 “Marla always has a professional demeanor in all situations.  She treats all patients the same way she would treat a family member and always goes above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome.  Her professional behavior on a daily basis makes many of us in Cardiac Rehab want to be better employees.

 Marla is a great teammate.  Marla is always the first one to clock in and insists her teammates head home while she just catches up on “one more thing”.  She is flexible with her schedule and always checks to see if anyone needs to leave early for family events.  The “mother hen” of the department, Marla takes care of anything that needs to be done.  She also clarifies instructions and orders at the end of each phone call and repeats back appointment information to make sure there is no room for error. 

 Marla makes each patient feel special as they come through the door.  On many occasions she will walk patients to the clinic and do the simplest of things for them like find phone numbers and addresses.  Recently, a customer told us that Marla “exudes a caring personality”.  She is 100% present in every conversation and always seems to remember details about the patients to make sure their conversations are personal. 

 When she is not working, Marla and her husband are very involved in the surrounding communities.  They have a passion for agriculture and participate in local historical society events.”

 In being named Staff Member of the Month, Marla 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.  Marla is also one of 12 finalists for the 2017-2018 Staff Member of the Year award.

 Congratulations, Marla!