Heinley, Mehus named JRMC Legends

The award is voted on by employees.

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Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently named social workers Jamie Heinley and Liz Mehus as its most recent Legend Award recipients. From left: Jillian Hildebrandt, clinical support manager; Mike Delfs, president and CEO; Mehus, Heinley and Trisha Jungels, chief nursing officer.

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently announced Jamie Heinley and Liz
Mehus as its most recent Legend Award recipients.

Registered Nurses Katie Barta, Courtney Cook and Jess Skjeret nominated Heinley and Mehus, two of the medical center’s social workers.

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

“Jamie and Liz deserve the Legend award because they excel at their jobs and work hard at them. They help other departments — including the emergency department and clinics — find solutions for patients who don’t need hospitalization but needed more recovery time before returning home. They are constantly in touch with the patient’s providers, treatment teams and nursing staff to implement a discharge plan that meets the patient’s needs. They help JRMC provide great care and great outcomes,” they wrote in the nomination.

Throughout the winter, Heinley, who lives in Carrington, and Mehus, who lives in Valley City, arrived at work early and stayed late. The nomination noted they often stay after their scheduled hours, traveled during inclement weather and worked on the weekends when they were off.


Throughout their combined 30 years with JRMC, each has supported JRMC events and activities in their respective communities.

“Jamie and Liz are dedicated and passionate about their line of work," said Jillian Hildebrandt, clinical support manager. "Every day, they are tenaciously advocating and striving to prepare our patients and their families for success. Their work truly makes a difference.”

Each month, JRMC employees cast nominations for the next Legend Award winner, and JRMC’s 350 employees vote for the next recipient. 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.

More than 40 individuals have been named Legend Award recipients since it began in 2012.

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