Employee of the Month

Birthplace: Jacksonville
Spouse: Tarod
Children/ages: Braylen, 6; Taylor, 4
Education/special training: Beautician Abbott Academy; X-ray program at Lincoln Land Community College
How long at Passavant/job title: 2 years/Radiologic Technologist
Previous work experience: Stylist/Manager at Jacksonville Hair Cuttery for seven years
Hobbies/special interests: Camping, fishing, and spending time with family
How I describe myself: Family-oriented, loving, and enjoys a good laugh
Favorites: Holiday: Thanksgiving; Season: Fall; Food: Fish; Song/Artist: Could You Be Loved/Bob Marley; Vacation: Florida; Movie: Twilight; Part of job: Working with the elderly patients
Some of my job responsibilities: Taking x-rays
Describe a time you went “above and beyond”in your job: I love giving extra care to elderly patients
Why should individuals choose Passavant? To feel like you are being cared for like family
And the nomination said: Kala has great interpersonal skills. She always has a smile and does her job quickly and efficiently. We saw her change a patient’s bed and clean them up before the x-ray. The department was super busy and she could see what needed to be done. This wasn’t the first time she has gone over and above. Kala is so patient with the people she x-rays. She is astute at seeing what needs to be done and often goes ahead and completes the tasks. She is a positive role model. On the day that she changed the wet patient, she cleaned the patient and changed the bed without help. She could see that all other staff were busy.