Hard-working and dedicated are a couple of the many words used to describe the June 2012 Employee of the Month atBoone Memorial Hospital - Jason Huffman. Jason currently resides in Scott Depot in Putman County and has worked in the Physical Therapy Department (Rehab One) at Boone Memorial Hospital for 12 years.
“Jason has been employed with Rehab One for over 13 years and has been a physical therapist at BMH for over 11 years. He is not only one of the best therapists I have worked with but a great person and friend. The community is very fortunate to have Jason here to provide physical therapy services. He has worked at several facilities over the years and now also serves as Rehab One's Regional Director,” said Shannon Snodgrass, PT, Owner of Rehab One, Ltd.
Jason has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in General Science Biology and a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University. Some of his job duties include treating patients in both out patient and in patient settings, managing schedules and preparing monthly reports.
Jason is a great asset to Boone Memorial Hospital and is respected by his colleagues.
Colleague Megan Hazelett, OT, CHT said, “Jason provides treatment in a very caring and considerate manner. He takes time with his patients, making them feel very comfortable while they are here in the clinic.”
Trish McClung, coworker and friend adds, "I have had the pleasure of working with Jason for just over 12 years. He is an excellent clinician and develops a good rapport with his patients as well as the hospital staff. He is extremely deserving of this award. We are all very proud that he and our department have been recognized."
Jason said the favorite part of his job is the people.
“I enjoy working with people and helping them attain their goals. I also love the atmosphere of the team and everyone working together. The complete focus is on helping patients and this community,” Jason added.
Jason has been married for 11 years and he and is wife, Jessica, have two children; Zander – age 7 and Kylee – age 6.
“Jessica is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and we actually met at Cabell Huntington Hospital where she was working at the time of my last rotation of Physical Therapy School,” explained Jason.
When Jason isn’t busy working at BMH he enjoys playing with Zander and Kylee, spending time with his family and sports. He is also very active in his church, Lighthouse Worship Center, where he serves as a Trustee and sings on the Praise & Worship team.
“I also enjoy coaching youth sports,” he added.
Jason was very surprised to learn he had won Employee of the Month.
“I was humbled at being nominated by my peers and was honored to have been selected by the Administration. This is a wonderful reflection of a great department with which I work. We are a tight knit group and all of us work very closely together,” Jason concluded.
Congratulations Jason! We are proud of you!
BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees