Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Barry Hanger was selected as the Our BJC Values Employee for the month of September 2022. Barry has worked for Parkland Health Center for nearly two years as a Courier in Parkland’s Cancer and Infusion Center.
His nomination reads, “Every day, Barry shows up with a positive attitude. You will most likely see him in the main hallway of the hospital as he transports medications from the pharmacy to the fourth floor. Barry is always chatting with our patients about their families, pets, and vacations, all while making meaningful connections with them. He will ride the elevator with claustrophobic patients to ease their anxiety, help people to their cars, and hold a nervous patient’s hand as they get their IV started. He keeps patients’ favorite snacks on hand, remembering which cancer patients can’t have cold water and keeping room-temperature drinks stored away for them. He remembers details about each patient and truly cares about each of them.”
"This is so nice, but really I am just doing my job and helping my team. They are the ones that do the hard work,” Barry said when he learned he had been selected. “I love being able to interact with people and hear their life stories. Working in the Cancer and Infusion Center at Parkland allows me to be part of the team that cares for our patients and our community.”
Barry Hanger (second from right) is presented with the Our BJC Values Employee of the Month Award by members of the Parkland Health Center leadership and Cancer & Infusion Center teams.