Arlene DeWilde of Lincoln has been named the January Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. DeWilde has worked for 30 years at ALMH. In addition to her current role in Materials Management, she has served as a nurse’s aide and in sterilizing. Born and raised in Calumet City, IL, Arlene made Lincoln her home after attending Lincoln Christian College (now Lincoln Christian University).
Materials Management plays a critical role at ALMH. As a team, the department checks and restocks the supplies throughout the hospital. They check in new shipments so that everything is cataloged into inventory from pens to medical equipment. They also oversee incoming and outgoing mail. Arlene is specifically responsible for ordering supplies for the Surgery, SPA and Anesthesia Departments.
DeWilde lives with her husband, John, their dog (Ludo) and cat (Ophelia). They have 2 married children and 2 grandchildren.
DeWilde loves working at ALMH “because of the caring people who work here. Employees care not only for the patients who come here but also for each other. I can’t imagine working anywhere else, we are all blessed to have ALMH.”
DeWilde was nominated anonymously by a co-worker who said, “Arlene always has a smile on her face. No matter how busy she may be she always takes a moment to say hello. She is also willing to help. She is a pleasure to deal with. She is a true example of a great employee.”
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 315 in a variety of roles.