(FARMINGTON, MO – February 8, 2021) – Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Sarah Freeman has been selected as the Our BJC Values Employee for the month of January 2021. Sarah is a nurse on the medical-surgical floor and has worked at Parkland Health Center for two and a half years.
Sarah’s nomination reads in part, “Sarah goes above and beyond her job requirements and she does it with a smile. She is continuously helping other staff such as PCTs, housekeeping, and charge nurses without being asked. She is a perfect example of what a nurse should be to new employees. She deserves to be recognized for her hard work, dedication, and the person she is.”
Upon learning she had been selected as January’s Our BJC Values Employee, Sarah said, “Honestly, when I heard I had received the award I was shocked. I really wasn't expecting it. I feel very honored to be recognized by my teammates.”
When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Sarah replied, “I love being a bedside nurse. I enjoy the variety of patients I am able to see in a given day on our floor.” Sarah began working as a nurse’s aid right out of high school and continued her education to become a Registered Nurse. Sarah said, “I chose nursing because I have always loved helping people. After all these years in healthcare, I still really love nursing.”
The past year has been difficult for frontline workers across the globe due to COVID-19. “Although being a bedside nurse has been challenging through the pandemic, I am very thankful for the support of my work family, my family, and my husband,” Sarah said. “I am thankful I work with a group of people who are always there to help in times of need. These people are always there to laugh with, to cry with, and to help encourage you when needed.”
As part of BJC HealthCare, Parkland Health Center employees exhibit our shared values of compassion, respect, excellence, safety, and teamwork