Birthplace: Norris Hospital, Jacksonville

Spouse: Mike

Children/ages: Jessica,  25; Caroline, 22; Monica, 20

Education/special training: School of Practical Nursing

How long at Passavant/job title: 34 years/L.P.N.

Previous work experience: I worked at Country Roads Gift Shop and Crazy Horse Campgrounds.

Hobbies/special interests: Spending time with family, hiking, bird watching, reading, camping, horseback riding, and buggy driving

Secret ambition: To retrace the steps of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the western states

How I describe myself: Caring, kind, hard working, and funny

Favorites: Holiday: Christmas; Season: Summer; Artist/Song: Anything by John Denver or Elvis Presley; Vacation: Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park; Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes; Food: Garden fresh green beans; Part of job: When I see patients go home feeling much better than when they arrived.

Some of my job responsibilities: Meet the patient’s immediate needs as they arrive to their room; clean and dress lacerations, administer medications, assist doctor with exam and procedures; start IVs, take vital signs, stock supplies, and ready the room for next patient.

Describe a time you went “above and beyond” in  your job: I do try to do my best job everyday. I strive to treat patients with kindness and
compassion. I think I want to treat my patients like I would want myself or
my family treated.

Why should individuals choose Passavant? I see employees in all departments doing their best, working hard as a team everyday. Passavant is truly a team of “friend caring for friends.”

And the nomination said: Jean is simply the complete package, always professional, caring and hard working. Her work ethic is exemplary. She goes out of her way to assist her co-workers and is always there to support them. Jean’s kind and caring manner helps the patients to have a more positive ER experience. Jean is a great ambassador for Passavant Hospital and a joy to work with.