Erica Beutel of Morton has been named the February Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Beutel has worked as a physical therapist assistant in the Rehabilitation Services department at ALMH since 2011.
As a physical therapist assistant, Beutel works directly with patients providing individualized therapy on land and in the warm water therapy pool at ALMH. Beutel earned an Associate’s degree from Illinois Central College following the completion of the Physical Therapy Assistant program.
“I’m thankful to work at ALMH because through my job I can apply what I learned in school while serving others and working together with co-workers to meet needs,” said Beutel. “ALMH is a great place to work because of the community atmosphere and the camaraderie between co-workers,” she said.
Beutel was nominated for the award by a grateful patient and a co-worker who both recognized her outstanding work at ALMH. The patient appreciated Beutel’s positive attitude and ability to motivate during what were sometimes difficult exercises through the rehabilitation journey. Beutel’s anonymous co-worker praised her for excellent time management skills and willingness to help others to ensure a great patient experience.
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. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.