WCMC Announces Associate of the Quarter 2013


WhiteCounty  MedicalCenter associates have selected Mary Worsham, RN, as the Associate of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2013. WCMC administrative representatives recently surprised her with the announcement.

Worsham is a nurse in the Critical Care Unit and has worked at the hospital for 28 years. “I was very shocked to have been chosen as Associate of the Quarter,” Mary said. “It is a wonderful honor to be recognized for the care I give our patients; everyone deserves to be treated with respect. I thank everyone, especially my co-workers, for such an honor. I am humbled, honored and appreciative to have been selected.”

Attributes of the Associate of the Quarter include high values, a positive attitude and sense of professionalism. Mary reflects the core values of the hospital:  integrity, teamwork, compassion, excellence, stewardship, innovation and servanthood.

The following comments were made by fellow associates who nominated her:  “Mary always communicates well with associates from all departments; She always thinks through all possibilities for exceptional care; Mary always communicates well with patients and their families; She guides others and builds their confidence; Mary never gets frazzled and takes care of any issues that may arise; Regardless of how busy we may be, Mary groups all departments together to ensure all of the patients’ needs are met.”

About The White County Medical Center

As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White  County Medical  Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White  County Medical  Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the North and South Campuses, White County Medical Center has a network of physician clinics including:  Family Practice Associates, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas, Searcy Medical Center and Searcy Medical Center – West Clinic, Westside Family Medical Clinic, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and White County Oncology.

PHOTO:  White County Medical  Center administrative representatives and Critical Care Unit (CCU) associates recently surprised Mary Worsham, RN, with the news that she has been selected as the Associate of the Quarter. Pictured are Vicki Dahlem, RN; Director of the CCU; Jane Huff, RN, CCU Nurse; Associate of the Quarter Mary Worsham, RN, CCU Nurse; Ray Montgomery, WCMC President/CEO; and, Peggy Turner, Associate Vice President and Director of Nursing.