Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Memorial Hospital Announces Bi-Monthly Rosie Thompson Award Winner
Haleigh Lyons, PT, was the recipient of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital’s bi-monthly Rosie Thompson Award for January and February of 2010. Lyons was nominated by patients and fellow hospital employees for service excellence as a physical therapist at Memorial Hospital.
A Lake Charles native, Lyons is a graduate of McNeese State University and received her Masters Degree in physical therapy from the University of Rhode Island. She has been an employee at Memorial Hospital for the last six years.
“Haleigh puts patients’ needs first and is a strong patient advocate. She believes in the power of teamwork, and is well-respected by her peers. We are fortunate to have her dedication and leadership at Memorial,” said Larry Graham, the hospital’s CEO.
In addition to the recognition, Lyons received several prizes, including a small cash award. Her portrait will be displayed in the hospital’s main lobby along with other Rosie Thompson winners, and she will also be in the running for the Rosie Thompson Employee of the Year Award.
When asked about her job, Lyons replied, “I enjoy getting to see people make progress with their mobility and get back to living as independently as possible.”
Named after Rosie Thompson, a surgical aid who made a lasting impression on patients and coworkers because of her friendly, compassionate demeanor and her ability to put people at ease in times of anxiety, the award recognizes employees who surpass expectations through their innovation, caring attitudes, teamwork and positivity, setting a high standard of service excellence at the hospital. Rosie worked at Memorial Hospital from 1963 to 1983.