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Petty Named Colleague of the Year for Taylorville Memorial Hospital


“The most rewarding part of my job is to help patients stay positive and get to go back to their homes,” she said.

“Tammy always ensures patient safety by speaking up and sharing insights with others,” wrote her nominator. “She offers her assistance to colleagues and patients in need. She began a clothing donation for swing bed patients, passes out newspapers, provides mail delivery and takes patients for walks or gift shop stops. She is patient, compassionate and kind.”

The Acute Care unit appreciates Petty’s positive attitude and attention to detail, whether it is ensuring supplies are stocked and available for patients, completing monthly audits, running alarms or answering call lights. She is also knowledgeable in important areas including wound vacuum-assisted closure and central line dressing changes.

Petty has worked for Taylorville Memorial Hospital since 1990.

The colleague of the year is selected from 11 individuals previously named colleague of the month from January through November of the year. Petty was the September TMH Colleague of the Month.