Employee of the Quarter


Brett Bollmann, CEO, presents employee of the quarter plaque to Melissa Collins.
Melissa Collins and Brett Bollmann, CEO

Brett Bollmann, CEO at Memorial Hospital named Melissa Collins Employee of the Quarter for the Second Quarter 2022 on July 14.


Collins, Operating Room Technician, has worked at Memorial Hospital since September of 2016. When asked what she likes most about working at Memorial Hospital, Collins replied, “My co-workers! They are always willing to help. I have learned so much from each of them. We are more than just a team, we are family. I love speaking with patients and being able to provide them with great care.”


Her co-workers who nominated her wrote, “Melissa is a wonderful co-worker. She is willing to learn new tasks, flexible with her schedule and offers to help others with call coverage/coming in early or staying late. She shows great respect to other staff and patients and is will to help in other departments when needed due to low staffing.”

Collins resides in Chester, IL with her husband Shawn and their two kids Sydney and Nick. In her free time she enjoys camping and being outdoors with her family.


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, Kaitlynn Smith, RN; Tabatha Colvis, LPN; Mary Lynn Eaton, Admitting Representative; and Kristen Reinier, Phlebotomist at the Rural Health Clinic, were the winners of a monetary award for their star nominations.

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