Brett Bollmann, CEO at Memorial Hospital named Carrie Jo Dierks, Employee of the Quarter for the Fourth Quarter 2021 on February 10.
Dierks has worked at Memorial Hospital 23 years as a CNA with the last seven in the Infusion and Chemotherapy Department as a Nursing Assistant. When asked what she likes most about working at Memorial Hospital, Dierks replied, “Taking care of my patients and their family to make them feel the best they can about their visit. I always try to treat my patients and their families like I would want my own to be treated. Working together as a family here at Memorial makes the challenging times better.” Her co-workers who nominated her wrote, “Carrie Jo is always at the front making people and patients feel welcome and like they are in good hands. She is so comforting to help patients get through the difficult times. She is also great to work with as she does everything she can to accommodate her co-workers. She volunteers for many things in the community and has jumped in to do COVID testing outside on one of the coldest days of the year because we were overloaded. She is always considerate of the patient and family schedules when she is scheduling patient appointments. This employee is definitely outstanding!”
Dierks resides in Chester, IL. When she is not affectionately caring for patients she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing Pinochle, and making memories that will last forever.
Each quarter employees are encouraged to submit “star cards” for their co-workers who go above and beyond in their patient care or team work. Four random cards were drawn, Jeanice Brandes, Cook; Tracy Loos, Radiology Technologist 4; Heather Smith, CMA at the Rural Health Clinic; and Ashley Schroeder, LPN at the Rural Health Clinic, were the winners of a monetary award for their star nominations.