Candace Barry of Lincoln has been named the May ALMH employee of the month.
Barry was born and raised in Lincoln and knew from a young age that she wanted to go into health care. Her mother, LaVerne Landers, was the Director of Nursing at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. After watching her mother’s devotion to her patients and dedication to ALMH, she knew she wanted to walk in her footsteps and join the health care field.
Barry was nominated by a grateful patient who came into ALMH to be monitored for labor. She provided comfort and care during a stressful time.
“I was terrified; she stayed and held my hand, offering words of encouragement. I found it awesome that someone would care that much,” said the grateful patient who nominated her for the honor.
For four years, Barry has been a nurse technician on the acute care team at ALMH. Her daily responsibilities focus on providing excellent care to her patients. Duties include taking vitals, bathing, walking with them and most importantly, she prides herself in “doing her best to make them feel comfortable, happy and safe,” said Barry. “I enjoy my job. It’s heart-filling to work with a great team; we are all a family!”
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois, and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. ALMH employs more than 315 people in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.