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Monday, May 23, 2011 - Memorial Hospital Honors Outstanding Employees with Rosie Thompson Award

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital recently bestowed its highest employee honor, the Rosie Thompson Service Excellence Employee of the Year Award, to Haleigh Lyons, a physical therapist at the hospital.

Lyons was recognized for her willingness to go above and beyond to accomplish any necessary task at hand, as well as her efficiency, compassion, good communication skills and simply being a joy to work with to both her patients and coworkers alike. 

“Haleigh is an incredibly hard worker and is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure she’s delivering the best care possible,” said Dionne Francois, Director of the Physical Medicine Department at Memorial.  “She’s a delightful person to work with, and has definitely earned this honor.”

Lyons was among the recipients of the Rosie Thompson Award presented in 2010. In addition to hospital and community recognition, Lyons also received prizes including $1,000 cash.

Along with Lyons, last year’s Rosie Thompson Award winners were Mike Prestridge, Network Systems Supervisor in the IT Department; Vicki Fontenot, RN, from the Medical/Surgical Department; and Earnestine Wesley, CNA, from Memorial Hospital for Women. For their commitment to service excellence, they also received recognition and prizes.

“On behalf of everyone at Memorial Hospital, I would like to thank Haleigh Lyons and all of our Rosie Thompson Award-winning employees for the commitment, talent and compassion they bring to the daily delivery of care,” said Larry Graham, CEO of Memorial Hospital.  “We are grateful for their professionalism and dedication.”

The award’s namesake, Rosie Thompson, was a surgical aid at Memorial Hospital from 1963 to 1983.  She made a lasting impression on her patients and coworkers because of her friendly, compassionate demeanor and her ability to put people at ease in times of anxiety.  In her honor, Memorial recognizes employees who surpass expectations through their innovation, caring attitudes, teamwork and positivity, setting a high standard of service excellence at the hospital. 

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