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Sue Allen Employee of Month

Sue Allen is very deserving of the Employee of the Month honor.  She currently works in the IT department and has worked at MCMH 40 years.  She started our as a CNA and furthered her education not once but 3 times.  First she went back to school and graduated with her RN from Jenny Edmundson as a diploma nurse in 1980.  Then back again in 1999 for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and one more time in 2005 for her Masters in Nursing with a specialty in Informatics.  And she did all this while working at MCMH and raising a family.  She continues to pursue a life-long career, increasing her knowledge, experience and skills while always giving dignity, compassion and respect to those around her.  Sue is a wonderful coworker.  She has mentored many new nurses over the years.  She is the most caring, kind and considerate person.  Her patients and coworkers alway love her.  She can always be counted on to work extra hours and shifts when needed, and she has also been cross trained to many different departments.  Sue is always doing whatever it takes to get the job right.  She strives for excellence in whatever she is doing whether in nursing or in the computer/technology field.  She has wowrked in many different departments including OB, medical surgical nursing, ED, case management and most recently in the IT department as a clinical analyst.  She currently provides support to clinical applications and serves in several roles in IT including the building, development and training of clinical computer programs used by nurses and other clinical staff on a daily basis.  She has been here since the beginning of the electronic patient documentation.  Her nursing background was extremely beneficial to help make the software more user-friendly for staff.  Sue continues to work part-time to assist and support the mission to move to an all electronic medication record and CPOE.  She has truly been an asset to MCMH and continues to lead the way to excellent care at MCMH.  She is a dedicated and loyal employee.  Thank you, Sue, it has been wonderful to work beside you all these years.

Straight to the Heart...MCMH Women's Wellness Program

Come hear Red Oak's Jeanice Lester speak about her experience with heart disease and hear MCMH's Dr. Michael Mahoney describe the latest guidelines for screening for early detection, preventing heart disease in women, and overall women's health.  The event will be Thursday, September 18 from 5pm to 7 pm in the MCMH Conference Center.  Appetizers 5pm to 6 pm with the program to start at 6:00 pm.  There is no charge for this event but you do need to preregister by calling 712-623-7268.