HURON — Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) honored its April Exceptional Employee of the Month, Roberta Arnold with a reception on April 12.
Arnold, who has worked in laundry at HRMC for nearly three years, was nominated by co-workers to receive the honor. According to nominating co-workers, “Roberta is committed to doing her very best to help other departments and staff and her ‘can-do’ attitude never waivers.
“Roberta is willing to stop what she is doing to make a laundry delivery, step up to the plate to work in any area of the laundry department, fold a little faster and work a little longer to make sure everyone has clean and organized laundry,” the nominaton continued. “She does not expect anything for her efforts, but rather she shares a smile and a brief greeting as she quietly goes about her work.”
HRMC’s Exceptional Employee of the Month award recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond to exceed expectations.
Employees can be nominated by other employees or by a patient or visitor who witnesses exceptional service. A committee of employees from various hospital departments chooses the employee on a monthly basis and an Exceptional Employee of the Year is chosen at year-end from the 12 monthly honorees.
As April exceptional employee, Arnold received a reception with friends and co-workers, a meal certificate to a local restaurant, a professional photo session and portrait, $50, a lapel pin and a special parking place for a month.
Arnold moved to South Dakota from California 13 years ago. Prior to joining HRMC, she worked at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home for eight years. She and her husband, James, have been married for 43 years. They have four grown children: David, Daniel and James III of South Dakota and Donna who lives in Spokane, Washington.
In her spare time, Arnold enjoys taking care of her dog, Bella; crocheting blankets for family and friends; coloring, cooking, baking and barbequing. Arnold walks to work each day to smell the fresh air and enjoy the beauty everywhere she walks.
Patients or visitors can nominate an exceptional employee by calling 353-6539 for a nomination form or via e-mail at [email protected]