March Employee of the Month Nancy Malone (center) with Kathy Miller, Laboratory Director, Dr. Anthony Hui, Medical Director/Chairman of the Infection Control and Prevention Committee and Tom Olmstead, Sr. VP General Counsel/Ancillary Operations
What is your role at Washington Regional?
My role at Washington Regional is Infection Prevention & Control practitioner. My role promotes a healthy and safe environment within the hospital by preventing the transmission of infectious agents to patients, staff and visitors through a team effort that is applied by all departments.
How long have you been at Washington Regional?
Date of Hire: 4/7/2003
What do you like best about your job?
The best part of my job is being multifunctional! The job works with many disciplines and departments with one goal-----preventing and controlling the spread of infection. My function may include several roles as facilitator, educator, consultant, surveyor, investigator, reporter of communicable disease, regulator of State Health, Joint Commission, OSHA, and other national standards----all functions working collaboratively with others.
Why did you choose Washington Regional as an employer?
I am most grateful for employment at Washington Regional enabling me to continue my practice of expertise closer to home.
Describe your family.
My husband (Randy) and I have three grown children. We frequently travel to Missouri, Texas, and Colorado to visit our children and two grandchildren. We have a seven year old dachshund "Cooper" who travels everywhere we go, with exception to plane travel---then we hire a dog sitter.
What are your hobbies?
Hobbies include bargain shopping to landscaping to painting the interior walls of our home. I enjoy bible study. I tend to have a variety of projects going at one time.
What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I have worked in a hospital since the age of sixteen.
What do you like best about Northwest Arkansas?
Actually, shopping, the variety of restaurants, and the mountain scenery.
What customer service skills help you manage your job duties?
Listening to others "needs" and working together as a team. There is more than one way to do something right. It is what best meets your needs that provides direction for me in my role working with others.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
There is never a dull moment! What happens today will probably not happen tomorrow.