Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the August 2012 Employee of the Month – Janie Neal. Janie currently resides in Madison and has been a caring and dedicated employee at BMH, Inc. for 5 years. Janie is a cook in the Dietary Department.
She cooks patient meals, sets patient trays, serves staff and helps with stocking, cleaning and helps prep meals for the following work day.
“I have a lot of different jobs, which is a highlight and makes my work day exciting. I also have a great crew to work with,” she said. “It is such a nice atmosphere at Boone Memorial and I have good people to work with. We’re lucky to have a facility in our area that offers a wide variety of health services,” she added.
Fellow employees agree that Janie has a great work ethic and a very nice disposition.
“Janie has such a pleasant personality and is always very helpful,” said Lois Holliday, Human Resources Assistant. “She recently celebrated a 5-year anniversary here and we are proud of her,” Holliday added.
Toni Williams, Radiologist Technologist and fellow BMH, Inc. co-worker adds, “Janie is always very friendly and helpful.”
Janie grew up in Uneeda, WV and attended school in Madison shortly before moving to Wayne County where she graduated high school. She also attended the Huntington College of Business and moved to Charleston afterwards where she lived until 2005. Janie shortly returned home to Boone County, where she still resides today.
Janie is very proud of her family. She lives with her mother, Deltha Price and her sister, Joyce Price, retired from the BMH Radiology Department a few years ago. Her father, Harold Price is deceased but is “loved and missed”. She is the granddaughter of Carlos and Zella Price and Lonnie and Stella Holstein.
Family is extremely important to Janie. She has a son, Bob, who lives in Charleston and a daughter, Jennifer, who lives in Madison. Jennifer and her husband Greg have two sons.
“My grandsons are a joy,” said Janie.
In addition to spending time with her family, Janie enjoys spending time with a good book.
“I like to read and am a huge Nora Roberts fan. I probably have about everything she has written. I also like James Patterson, Harlan Coben and Dean Koontz. I’m active with my church and attend the Uneeda Church of Christ and help care for my mother. I also like to country line dance at Glenda’s Place.”
In celebration of Janie’s award, she was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of August and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH.
“I was so shocked, but very excited when I found out I had won Employee of the Month. said Janie. “It was truly an honor.”
Janie’s Supervisor and Director of Dietary Services, Richard Holliday
and co-worker Becky Spears concluded by saying, “Janie is a pleasure to work with. She has perfect attendance, is very responsible with work tasks, loves to cook, enjoys reality television shows and likes line dancing. She also loves to read to her grandchildren and is a chocoholic; she even keeps an emergency chocolate bar with her. She is a positive role model throughout the hospital.”
Congratulations Janie! We are proud of you!
BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Directors