Hard-working and dedicated are a couple of the many words used to describe the October 2011 Employee of the Month at Boone Memorial Hospital. Joe Kinder who currently resides in Madison has worked in the Environmental Services Department at Boone Memorial Hospital nearly 5 years.
Some of Joe’s job duties include floor care, sanitation, linen prep and extermination. Joe also cleans both the Dietary Department and Business offices. He is a great asset to Boone Memorial Hospital and always gives 100%.
“Joe is a very dedicated employee; he loves his job and Boone Memorial Hospital and works very well with all of his co-workers. He takes pride in doing an excellent job,” said Rosetta Thurmond, Director of Environmental Services.
Co-workers agree that Joe is always willing to lend a helping hand.
“Joe is a pleasure to work with; he is always willing to help out,” said fellow co-worker Billie Nida.
Joe says the favorite part of his job is floor care and working with staff.
“I like all of my fellow employees; they are really great to me.”
Joe’s boss Rosetta concurs that Joe is equally as caring to others.
“Joe is very courteous to visitors and staff. He is always willing to help in any way he can if someone is in need,” she said.
“He is a very friendly and hard working employee. I enjoy working with him,” said friend and co-worker, Linda Hager.
Joe has been married for 3 years and he and is wife, Daina, have one son; Jayden Scott Kinder who is 8 months old.
“His wife and son are both so beautiful,” added co-worker, Linda Hager.
“Daina and I met at Special Olympics in Parkersburg, WV. She’s a great wife and mother and manages our finances well,” proudly said Joe.
“She also takes great care of Jayden,” he added.
“Joe is an excellent husband and father,” said Rosetta. “We truly enjoy having him on our team.”
Joe is very close to his family: Parents, Joseph and Penny Kinder of Foster; Brother: Matthew; Sister: Rose Dolin of Foster, the late Sadie Williams of Julian and Uncle: Charles Kinder of Foster.
When Joe isn’t busy working at BMH he enjoys fishing, spending time with his wife and son, traveling and visiting museums and aquariums.
Joe is active in his community. He has been a member of the Special Olympics for 13 years, Building Bridges at Scott High School for 4 years and attends various churches in the community.
“I love to travel,” said Joe. “I have been to 5 States so far.”
Joe was very surprised to learn he had won Employee of the Month.
“I was shocked and excited. I think it is so nice to have this program at BMH. It’s great to get free meals for 30 days and a parking space. Not to mention a picture in the hospital lobby and in the newspaper. All of this, including the certificate and picture with Administrator Tommy Mullins, really makes me feel appreciated,” concluded Joe.
Congratulations Joe! We are proud of you!
BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees