Employee of the Month

Birthplace: Jacksonville
Children/ages: Derrick, 40; Dustin, 33; Dentin, 32
Nickname: Chris
Education/special training: Bachelor Science Nursing; Trauma Nurse Specialist
How long at Passavant/job title: Started as a nurse’s aide in 1968.  Currently a Registered Nurse for 32 years
Previous work experience: Grocery clerk, farm hand, dialysis, Home Health, QI consultant
Hobbies/special interests: Gardening, reading, and grandkids
How I describe myself: Professional, dedicated, disciplined, candid
Secret ambition:  To be part of a walking tour through the Holy Land
Pets:  CIPS, a black cat from the coal yard at Central Illinois Power Station
Favorites: Holiday: Christmas; Season: Summer, love that 90 degree weather; Food: Ice cream; Vacation: Being home the month of July every year; Movie: Gone With The Wind; Part of job: Bedside patient care
Some of my job responsibilities: Providing patient care in the E.R., EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) Quality Coordinator, and Emergency Department education
Describe a time you went “above and beyond” in your job: It is my belief that when a patient is dependent on you for health care or a colleague is in need of support, you should give nothing less than 100 percent.
Why should individuals choose Passavant? At Passavant, patients are known by their name. Passavant is progressive enough to provide up-to-date healthcare while keeping the personal touch in place.
And the nomination said: Mrs. Bangert was the nurse who saw my son first and knew that he did not act or look right.  She immediately took him to the Emergency Department and started to work him up. Through the time at the hospital, Mrs. Bangert would come back in the room to check on him and would ask if we needed anything.  She would also explain what was going on with the tests and what they were for.  Also, when we got the news that something was very wrong, she was there to help us through it. When we were leaving the hospital (my son was transferred to St. Louis), she gave me her name and the number to the E. D. in case I needed help with anything that was going on.  I and my son owe her a lot because time was very important