Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the November 2011 Employee of the Month, Melinda Stover, RN. Melinda, who currently resides in Foster, has been on staff at BMH for approximately 6 years.
Melinda initially began her career at BMH as an LPN on the floor while attending college at Mountain State University. As a floor nurse she offered direct patient care and meds. Melinda obtained a BA in Nursing and now works mainly in the Emergency Room at BMH. Her job duties include primary nursing care, triage, patient education and she serves as a patient advocate.
Melinda has earned great respect from her colleagues and patients.
“She is a very hard worker; she’s always willing to help when needed. When we are really busy she is a blessing to have around. Melinda is always a good friend to talk to,” said Tarah Hager, PA-C at BMH.
Co-workers agree that she makes the work day more enjoyable.
“I think she is a good, steady worker. She makes your day easier. She is always smiling,” said Loretta Cornett, OR Tech (Operating Room Technician)/ER Clerk.
“She is very dedicated, fun to work with and a really good friend,” said Missy Mathis, RN.
Melinda says the favorite part of her job is helping people.
“Just making someone feel better, whether physically or mentally is what I enjoy most,” she said. “I also love working at BMH because of the family atmosphere. We all work together for the patients’ well-being,” she added.
Beth Blosser, RN, BSN, CEN, who serves as the ER Nurse and Trauma Program Manager raved about Melinda’s work ethic and character.
“She is very conscientious about her job and gives good patient care. She is very kind and attentive to her patients and is an all around good person.”
When Melinda isn’t busy working at BMH she enjoys reading. She has been married to Warren Stover for 32 years and has one daughter, Lacie, who is 22 years old. Lacie currently attends college at West Virginia State University.
Melinda served on a wound committee on behalf of Boone Memorial Hospital and is ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nurses Core Course) Certified. She also received an HRSA grant from the federal government in 2009 for working two years in a critical access hospital. She received an additional year in 2011.
Melinda has gained a lot of respect from her co-workers explains Terri Dolin, RN-Director of Emergency Services.
“She's very conscientious about her nursing care and is well respected by her peers. She has earned several advanced certifications in addition to a BSN degree and is always willing to participate in additional courses when available.”
Melinda was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of November and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH.
“I was very surprised and pleased to receive this award. It’s nice to hear people say you do a good job. It means a lot to me,” concluded Melinda.
Congratulations Melinda! We are proud of you!
BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees