Tom Frost of Lincoln has been named the November Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Frost works as a valet in the ALMH Volunteer and Special Services Department.
After retiring from his position as a union laborer for over 24 years, Frost began volunteering at ALMH. Eventually, he took the position of valet and brings a smile to everyone who walks through the doors at ALMH.
In his position, Frost valet parks anywhere from five to 16 vehicles each morning. Oftentimes, you’ll find Frost helping people in and out of their cars and assisting with any other needs they may have as they enter the hospital.
“Working at ALMH gives me an opportunity to work with and serve great people. I like being available to help people and let them know that it’s going to be okay. Helping people is important to me,” said Frost.
Frost was nominated for the honor by an anonymous person who stated, “Tom gives 100% to make the each patient’s visit to ALMH a great one. He is polite and always there to help them, not just parking their car, but assisting them by wheelchair or by giving them an arm to lean on while entering the hospital. He knows nearly everyone who comes often by name and makes them feel really special.” A second anonymous nominator went on to say that “ As a car stops in the front drive, Tom is waiting to help the person from their car and into the hospital to where they need to go. Tom is a great asset to ALMH.”
Frost was born and raised in Missouri but has lived in Lincoln for over 20 years. He enjoys babysitting his grandsons, hiking, helping with Habitat for Humanity and watching movies. He has been married for 36 years and has 4 children, 2 grandsons and is expecting a granddaughter on Christmas day.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. Valet parking is available Monday – Friday from 6:30am to 12:30pm. ALMH employs over 315 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.