Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the January 2012 Employee of the Month, Melissa Price, RN. Melissa, who currently resides in Madison, has been on staff at BMH for nearly 5 years.
Melissa initially began her career at BMH as a Registered Nurse in the ER where she handled patient care, wellness and other patient needs. Currently Melissa serves as a Nursing Educator/Clinical Coordinator. As a Nurse Educator Melissa coordinates educational programs for nursing staff, oversees performance improvement in clinical areas and educates staff on the newly acquired patient simulator, known as SimMan Essential, which is a realistic, full body adult, wireless patient simulator with advanced clinical functionality to teach critical skills to nursing staff.
Melissa attended college at Fairmont State University. She obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing in 2005 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2007.
Melissa has earned respect from her colleagues and patients alike.
"Melissa is a hard and dedicated worker. She puts her best foot forward and strives for perfection. I always miss her if she's off work," said friend and co-worker Angie Hall, RN, Nursing Educator/Clinic Coordinator.
Melissa says the favorite part of her job is making a difference.
“I truly enjoy being able to make a difference in different areas of the hospital and love being able to serve the community I live in,” said Melissa. “I also love working at BMH because here each employee is treated as an individual and not a number,” she added.
David Gresham, Revenue Cycle Manager, commended her work ethic and attitude.
"Melissa is a very enthusiastic individual who will tackle anything you put in front of her. I never worry about the final product with Melissa. I know it will be done right and in a timely manner," said David.
When Melissa isn’t busy working at BMH she enjoys activities at her church. She also loves spending time with her family and husband, Kenny. She and Kenny enjoy attending sporting events together as well. Kenny is a Heavy Equipment Operator at Progress Coal Company and the two are practically newlyweds.
“We were married on August 6, 2011 and are very excited to be expecting our first child in August,” said Melissa.
Melissa is the daughter of Bradley and Joyce Goodwin, Granddaughter of Max and Phyllis Cook, Wanda Goodwin and the late Holly and Palley Goodwin.
Melissa is a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she remains very active in the church choir and with the youth and van ministry. Melissa was recently accepted into Wheeling Jesuit University’s Master’s Degree Program.
Melissa serves on the 2012 Advanced Simulation Practice Council through CHART Institute and is CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), ASLS (Advanced Stroke Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nurses Core Course) Certified. She was also recognized for Perfect Attendance at BMH in 2008 and 2009.
Melissa has gained a lot of respect from her co-workers explains Terri Dolin, RN-Director of Emergency Services.
"She's very conscientious about her job and is well respected by her peers," said Terri.
Melissa was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of January and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH.
“It was a complete surprise when I received the award but I was very excited and honored,” concluded Melissa.
Congratulations Melissa! We are proud of you!
BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees