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Hartman receives JRMC Legend Award

Elayne Hartman, front center, is the most recent Legend Award recipient at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The award is voted on by JRMC employees. Submitted photo

Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently announced Elayne Hartman is its most recent Legend Award recipient.

The Legend Award is the most prestigious distinction for a JRMC employee.

Penny Holland, JRMC Foundation Office coordinator, and Jewel Wolhart, nutrition services aide, said they nominated Hartman because of her compassionate heart for helping fellow coworkers, patients and guests

Holland and Wolhart wrote in their nomination that “Hartman recently helped Wolhart’s granddaughter who suffered extensive injuries after a motor vehicle accident last fall. Because of the injuries, her time spent in school is limited. Hartman wanted to find a way to get a laptop donated so Wolhart’s granddaughter could communicate with her teacher and stay current on homework.”

Holland noted that due to “Hartman’s initiative, United Way donated a laptop to Wolhart’s granddaughter.” An additional grant was awarded from the Employee Support Fund at JRMC. This grant helped purchase the software necessary to communicate with the school.

Hartman joined JRMC in 2011 and resides in Jamestown.

JRMC’s 350 employees cast anonymous votes to select the Legend Award winner from nominees.

The purpose of the Legend Award is to inspire, motivate and capture the moments that define JRMC. The goal is to help employees and volunteers connect to the sense of purpose that brought them to the organization. This award is for employees who’ve made extreme efforts to benefit their patients and colleagues.

“The nominations inspire staff members to continually be the best, exceed expectations and make the difference in the lives of those we serve,” said Mike Delfs, JRMC president and CEO.

“We are grateful for our employees’ commitment to each other, patients and our community,” said Ricki Ramlo, chief operating office. “Elayne is a treasured employee and great example of the difference our employees make in the lives of those we serve.”

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