Helping people who cannot do for themselves is the sign of a caring person but it’s an especially appreciated trait in healthcare professionals. Recently an individual with special needs was admitted to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and they were very upset and crying about wanting a new shirt. It became a source of despair for the patient. Respiratory therapist Melanie Crowder promptly stepped into action. She searched the hospital for a new shirt and brought it to the patient to calm them down and it allowed for better care.
On July 8, Crowder was named the July Colleague of the Month to recognize her consistent efforts to provide high quality care and do more than expected. She was nominated by a colleague and selected by the Colleague Activity Committee for the honor. A surprise reception was held in her honor.
Crowder of Springfield has worked at ALMH for six years. She works in the cardiopulmonary and pulmonary rehabilitation departments. She enjoys the variety in her work including time spent in acute care, the emergency department, and with outpatient services. Crowder holds an associate’s degree in allied health and has been in the medical field for 23 years.
“I am happy to be a small part of this great team! I work with some amazing people and we all work together as a team. I am proud to work at ALMH and consider my fellow colleagues as my work family,” said Crowder.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.