Mary Ann Sneed, Dietary Cook/Aide, Food and Nutrition Services, began her
tenure at Methodist Hospital Union County in January 2016.
Originally hailing from Webster County, she has lived in Morganfield for
the past five years. She has a son and a two-year-old granddaughter, Sophia,
who she says, “is the air that I breathe.”
The favorite part of her job is being able to help people out in some way.
“I like being of service to others, to do something that can make
their day a little easier,” she says. “I do love to cook,
but I never had been paid for it before,” she continued. Earlier
in her life, Sneed worked as a teacher in an elementary school.
Her shift begins at 5 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Sneed notes she didn’t
used to be a morning person but says, “I am now!” In addition
to cooking food, her duties involve waiting on customers, making up patient
food trays, assisting with clean up and checking on needed supplies. She
is quick to commend her coworkers and her supervisor, Shanna Thomas. “They’re
all wonderful; we’re like a little family.”
Sneed shared her reaction to being named the Quarterly Employee of Excellence,
saying, “I was very surprised and humbled. It was nice to know that
someone has noticed what we do back here.”
COMMENTS BY HER NOMINATOR:
“Mary Ann always has a great outlook on the day. Service is her
job and she exceeds that very much. You always get your food with a smile.
She is always willing to stop and get you something if you do not see
it available. In today’s society, when the service job market has
increased, it is a pleasant experience to be able to be served by someone
that will look you in the eye and give you a smile.”
ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes employees within the scope of
our organization who have demonstrated superb customer service, positive
performance, involvement, respect, initiative and team member. If you
received excellent care and/or service from a Methodist Hospital or Methodist
Hospital Union County employee, nominate them for the Spirit of Excellence
Award. Nominations can be submitted online at