Darla Ludolph of Williamsville has been named the 2013 Employee of the Year at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. ALMH CEO, Dolan Dalpoas, presented the award to Ludolph at the ALMH Holiday and Award Celebration on December 6, 2013 held at the Knights of Columbus in Lincoln. Ludolph works as a Radiologic Technologist in the Radiology Department. Her caring and professional approach is what caught the attention of her nominator and the co-workers who gave her the honor.
“From the time she greets me with a smile in the lobby until the time we say goodbye, Darla makes the mammogram an experience I no longer dread. She is caring, yet professional, and I appreciate her explanation of the x-rays in a manner I can understand. To sum it up, she is a jewel,” said the patient who nominated her for the recognition.
Ludolph grew up in a military family and was born at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Growing up, she lived in 10 states, including Hawaii, and lived in the Philippines. 1974 was a momentous year for Ludolph. After graduating from St. Francis School of Radiologic Technology in Peoria she took a position at ALMH and was also married to Rich Ludolph. Her marriage and career are both going strong after 39 years.
“ALMH has always been like a family to me. I work with great friends. And most importantly, I work with state-of-the-art equipment which allows me to perform excellent exams for my mammography patients,” said Ludolph.
Ludolph was one of the 12 Employees of the Month in 2013. The other Employees of the Month in 2013 were: Brian Bishop (Dietary), Rita Wells (Accounting), Cheryl Boyd (Environmental Services), Kathy Hopwood (Acute Care), Moses Hernandez (Environmental Services), Ariel Stanton (Dietary), Tim Sedlacek (Emergency), Ina Tjelle (Patient Accounts), Judy Hamrick (Medical Records), Roger McCoy (Emergency), and Tom Frost (Special Services).
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 310 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit almh.org.