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Tiffany Hopper named Spirit of Excellence for September

Tiffany Hopper named Spirit of Excellence for September

Tiffany Hopper, Therapy Aide, Therapy Services, was hired on August 8, 2014, as an Environmental Services Technician, Environmental Services.

A native of Madisonville, she had previously worked at Baptist Health. When her husband accepted a job in the Henderson area, they moved and she applied for a position at Methodist Health.

While handling her housekeeping duties on the nursing units, she often interacted with physical therapists who came to the floors to give treatments to patients. “One of them told me about an opening in their department for a Therapy Aide and asked if I’d be interested in applying for it,” Hopper recalled. On August 28, 2016, she transferred to the Therapy Department and recently marked her one year anniversary in the Therapy Aide position.

“The favorite part of my job,” said Hopper, “is being hands-on with patients. I assist the physical therapists, get them what they need to do their treatments and check on the patients. My position allows me to get to know them day after day and see how things are progressing.”

“I never thought I would be doing this kind of work,” she continued, “but I enjoy it and am so glad I followed up on the suggestion to apply for an opening in Therapy Services. On top of that, getting the Spirit of Excellence was a surprise and totally unexpected!”

Comments by her nominators:
“She works diligently to complete any task given. She will look for additional work to be done. She is bright and cheerful and decorates for holidays. Wonderful to patients, she is highly respected by all staff.”

“This employee is highly accountable. Always at work timely and ready to go. Her work ethic is the strongest I have ever witnessed. She communicates well with patients and coworkers and creates an environment of trust. She is kind and respectful towards everyone.”


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 Health or Methodist Health Union County employee, nominate them for the Spirit of Excellence Award. Nominations can be submitted online at www.methodisthospital.net/SOE.