Mariah Bargman, Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator at Memorial Hospital, was awarded the “4 under 40” leadership award at the Illinois Critical Access Hospital (ICAHN) conference on November 10th 2022 in Champaign Illinois. This award honors four professionals, out of the 52-ICAHN member hospitals, who are making a significant difference and have demonstrated success in their careers.
Bargman has been an employee at Memorial for 5 years and during that time has influenced their social media presence, brought changes to the Hospital Quarterly Newsletter, “The Lamp,” and created an employee bi-weekly newsletter to improve communication amongst staff. She has enhanced programs to increase student relations with the hospital such as the Medical Explorers Program and Child and Babysitting Safety Classes. She works with the hospital departments to offer additional resources and classes on a variety of topics.
Her work and volunteerism expand beyond the hospital to her roles in the community. She is a Chester Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Southwestern Illinois Regional Leadership & Development Committee Member, St. John’s Lutheran School PTL President, LifeSavers Training Corporation Board Member and Secretary, and Chair of the Southern Illinois Substance Abuse Alliance (SISAA). Through her involvement in these organizations, she works on partnerships to better the community and ties things back to the Hospital and where they can be of service. She also spends much time with her husband, Charlie, and their two sons, participating and coaching athletic programs throughout the year.
Memorial Hospital’s CEO, Brett Bollmann, presented during an award ceremony at the conference and shared these professional accomplishments and strong record of outstanding performance. He had this to say about her impact on the hospital, “Those that know Mariah, know she doesn’t just come up with ideas, she helps to design an action plan and then works at the activity to ensure it is successful! Memorial Hospital is extremely proud to have Mariah as a staff member and she exemplifies what it is to be EXCELLENT and deserves the award for ‘4 under 40’!”
Bargman was presented with a plaque of recognition and had shared this statement, “my co-workers’ strength, perseverance, and dedication to caring for others, drives me to do all I can to help support their efforts and highlight their achievements. The reward of helping others has drawn me to this career, and I am proud to be honored by ICAHN and nominated by Memorial for this award.”