Roger McCoy of Normal has been named the September Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. McCoy works as a charge nurse in the Emergency Department. He has worked for ALMH for over 13 years in total and has over 30 years of experience in emergency medicine.
McCoy’s father was career Army and so McCoy was born in France and grew up across the United States finally settling in Illinois at the age of 14. McCoy began as a paramedic and continued his education thanks, in part, to ALMH education grants and tuition reimbursements. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1996 and has since earned several certifications.
Being an Emergency Nurse is diverse and unpredictable. All ages with both emergent and non-emergent issues from toothaches to heart attacks enter the Emergency Room. As an Emergency Nurse, McCoy enjoys the diversity but he especially enjoys the interaction and teamwork between employees and the different departments.
“When we are faced with a challenge, it’s amazing how we all pull together to find a solution. ALMH is a great place to work,” said McCoy.
McCoy was nominated by his co-worker, Jennifer Prather, who works in the ALMH Laboratory Department.
“Roger is always there for everyone. He never complains and answers questions with excellent, easy-to-understand examples. He makes me feel like I am an important and valued employee. He makes work fun,” said Prather.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. ALMH employs over 315 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.