Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently announced Cindy Tag Nygord as its most recent Legend Award recipient.

The Legend Award is the most prestigious distinction for a JRMC employee. The Legend Award recognizes employees who exceed expectations and make "the" difference in the lives of those they serve.

JRMC CEO and President Mike Delfs nominated Nygord because of her willingness to be "the" difference and always exceed expectations.

“Anyone who has worked at JRMC knows that Cindy Tag Nygord, executive assistant, consistently exceeds expectations,” Delfs wrote. “Whether she is credentialing a physician, setting up a visit for a potential recruit, ordering office supplies or planning an event, Cindy ensures no detail is missed at JRMC.”

Tag Nygord joined the JRMC team in 1985 and resides in Jamestown.

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“Most recently, Cindy worked far beyond her role, taking her personal time to care for a patient’s dog: Joey. She even found time to take Joey to visit the patient, who was in a nursing home under the care of JRMC Hospice,” said Delfs. “For this kindness and so many others, thank you, Cindy Tag Nygord, for being a legend.”

JRMC’s 350 employees cast anonymous votes to select each Legend Award winner.

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,” Delfs said.

Once nominated, both JRMC administration and employees vote on their favorite nominees and their stories.

“Cindy is a tenured and very deserving employee who works tirelessly to ensure that no detail or task goes unchecked,” said Chief Operating Officer Ricki Ramlo. “She takes pride and joy in her daily responsibilities. She is the difference at JRMC.”

The Legend Award first began in 2012. Since then, more than 35 individuals have been named Legends and more than 110 employees were nominated.

To read Tag Nygord’s full story, visit www.jrmcnd.com.