Employee of the Month January 2016


January Employee of the Month


Big congratulations are in order for our January Employee of the Month, Tonya Ethridge! Tonya embodies what it means to be a nurse, always demonstrating the utmost professionalism, care, kindness, and service for patients. Renee Castillo, Director of Nursing illustrates why Tonya is such an amazing asset to Plains Memorial Hospital,  "Tonya is a very compassionate, dedicated nurse who touches the lives of all those she comes in contact with. We are blessed to have her on our staff. "  


Ethridge has been with CCHD for two and a half years, starting nursing school in her 40's. The driving force behind her career as a nurse began with a calling to do mission work. She and her husband Jackie have participated in several mission trips and have a trip to India scheduled for February 7. They will spend 15 days working in medical camps, evangelizing in the evenings and holding VBS for the children. Tonya and Jackie have been married for 36 years. "He is the love of my life and God couldn't have blessed me with a more Godly man."


CCHD is grateful to have employees like Tonya who set the standard very high and embody what it means to be a part of the CCHD Team. "My favorite part of this job is getting to take care of people I have known my whole life. I truly appreciate the connection I have with those patients", says Ethridge,  "I know how I would want my Mom or loved one taken care of and I strive to do that for everyone I care for here."  No doubt her patients are grateful to be in her care. Congratulations Tonya!

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