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8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 8/1/2017 2:17:23 PM CENTRAL
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August Employee of the Month

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare has announced that Lorrie Thomas is the August GVMH Staff Member of the Month.  Lorrie has been an employee of Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) since January 1980 and currently works as an Ophthalmology Assistant at Golden Valley Medical - Clinton.

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

 “Lorrie has been an ideal employee since day one.  If for no other reason, Lorrie is deserving of our recognition based on her longevity and attendance record, but her value to the organization goes well beyond that.  Lorrie has served in many capacities in the ophthalmology department.  She began as a transcriptionist and through on-the-job training became an ophthalmic technician and continues performing in that role today. 

 Lorrie’s most valuable technical skill is performing preoperative testing for cataract surgery.  She has performed these tests for 30 years and has been through at least five generations of equipment and software updates to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.  Additionally, Lorrie analyzes data after surgery so we can continue to improve our results. 

 Lorrie’s attendance record is phenomenal.  She is rarely absent from work and always tries to schedule her days off according to the needs of her fellow employees.  For example, Lorrie even put off knee surgery a couple of years ago for too long because she did not want to interrupt our schedule or leave her coworkers short-handed while she recovered.  She even came back early and did deskwork until she could get up and around to take care of patients. 

 The welfare of our patients is Lorrie’s top priority.  She is concerned about our patients and does everything she can to make sure they receive the best results possible.  Always courteous and compassionate, she is also a good team player when working with other staff members.”

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

 Congratulations, Lorrie!