Employee of the Year
Each year at our Hospital Week employee luncheon, we bestow our highest
employee honor, our Rosie Thompson Employee of the Year award, to one
of the previous year’s Rosie Thompson Bi-Monthly award recipients.
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.
The Employee of the Year is honored for his or her outstanding commitment
to not simply customer service, but what we at Memorial call “Service
Excellence.” They show compassion, kindness, innovation, positivity
and a willingness to go above and beyond their call of duty to make Lake
Charles Memorial Health System a better place for our patients, their
loved ones, our employees and our community.
Bill McKay, RN, has been named the 2016 Rosie Thompson Employee of the
Year. He is a committed employee of Memorial, working in the Intensive
Care Unit. McKay was recognized through fellow employee nominations. He
receives compliments because of his commitment to doing a good job and
his caring and compassionate attitude.
Bill McCay, RN, pictured with
Denise Collett, RN, Director of ICU, and
Larry Graham, President and CEO.