Hard-working, friendly and caring are just a few of the many words used to describe the June 2011 Employee of the Month at Boone Memorial Hospital. Richard Holliday who currently resides in Madison has been the Dietary Director at Boone Memorial for the past 3 years.
The BMH community at-large is extremely thankful for Richard.
“Not only is Richard an excellent cook, he is really caring and likes to help the community and his fellow co-workers. He has volunteered several times with our community task force, All About Health, to bring live, free cooking shows to children in the schools,” said Karlie Belle Price, Marketing Director at Boone Memorial Hospital. “I tell him all the time that he should have his own reality show or restaurant,” she laughed. “He and his staff also bring in big crowds to the health fair each year. We hope people come for health education, but if Richard’s food is a draw to get them in the door, we’ll take it,” added Price.
As Dietary Director Richard supervises staff, manages food service special functions, including monthly Medical Staff meetings and Board of Trustee meetings. He also jumps in to help with various community/public relations and employee events regularly.
“Richard is a great supervisor. He shows kindness, consideration and respect for his employees,” said Karen Stollings, a member of the BMH Dietary Staff.
“He also has great organizational skills,” added employee Joy Saddler.
Richard is a member of the Dietary Manager’s Association and the American Culinary Federation. Prior to coming to Boone Memorial Hospital Richard worked as the Dietary Manager for Morrison’s Management in Columbus Ohio, which manages different food services.
Richard is married to Lois Holliday who also works at Boone Memorial Hospital in the Human Resources Department. Many envy the fact that Lois has her own ‘PERSONAL CHEF!’
“My great chef is about as good as it gets. He cooks for me and I put my paycheck in his bank account. What a deal!!! Of course, he does leave the dirty dishes some of the time and guess who gets to wash those,” said wife Lois.
In addition to cooking at home for friends and family Richard enjoys boating and camping. He and Lois also have two daughters, Kim and Kristen.
“I enjoy living in Boone County,” said Richard who prior to moving to WV resided in Ohio. I love visiting the local schools to further the children’s nutritional needs. I also really enjoy providing food to the community at the annual BMH Health Fair,” he said.
“BMH has really benefited from bringing Richard on Board. He is an all-around good guy with a great sense of humor and has brought a nice variety to the menu for patients, visitors & staff. We are lucky to have him,” said fellow employee Bridget Arbaugh.
If you’d like to enjoy a great meal from Richard and his staff visit BMH during these hours:
*We also have a new salad bar
Richard was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of June and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH. Congratulations Richard! We are proud of you!
BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees