Parkland Health Center announced last week that Elayne Nicholls has been selected as the BJC Values Employee for the month of December.
She is a pharmacy technician and has worked at Parkland Health Center for two years.
Nicholls’ nomination reads in part, “Elayne takes initiative to complete whatever task is at hand to help meet the needs of the department and to help provide excellent patient care. She is a great teacher for new hires and is very encouraging. She is constantly thinking of the needs of her coworkers and will help work ahead in preparation for the shift to come. She is appreciative and sincere…frequently praising coworkers with kind and thankful words.”
When asked what she enjoys most about his job, Nicholls replied, “My favorite part of my job is always working in the IV room and training new techs, and teaching them my little tricks I've learned. My goal is to leave the oncoming shift in good standing each day.”
Upon learning she had been selected as December’s BJC Values Employee, Nicholls said, “It is a great honor to be recognized with the Star Service Award.”
Having worked in healthcare for many years, and in a variety of roles, it is a field that is dear to her heart.
“Healthcare for me started by watching my mother and sister care for residents," Nicholls said. "Whether it was in their home or in the nursing home, I learned that taking care of someone else's needs requires a special heart: a heart of giving, compassion, and commitment.”
“Providing excellent service, not only for the pharmacy department but for Parkland Health Center, is my number one priority. We only succeed when we can all work together to give our patients the best care under hospital circumstances.”
As part of BJC HealthCare, Parkland Health Center employees exhibit the shared values of compassion, respect, excellence, safety, and teamwork.