Birthplace: Quincy, IL

Spouse:
Adam (soon to be!)

Nickname:
Baby Kelly/Little Kelly

Education/special training:
Associate Degree in Nursing, Lincoln Land Community College

How long at Passavant/job title:
Five years/registered nurse

Previous work experience:
C.N.A. in the Float pool; I also worked in a flower shop in high school.

Hobbies/special interests:
Farming

Secret ambition:
To get my real estate license

How I describe myself:
I always try to work hard, do my best, and help others when I can.

F
avorites: Holiday: Christmas; Season: Autumn; Artist/Song: Anything by Conway Twitty; Vacation: I like staying close to home, I really don’t care to travel; Movie: Walk the Line; Food: Chicken; Part of job: All of it. I love my co-workers and I love working close with patients during their surgery stay.

Some of my job responsibilities:
Admissions, getting patients ready for surgery, and patient teaching so the patients can care for themselves after surgery

Describe a time you went “above and beyond”
in your job: I think everyone goes above and beyond everyday. In P.A.S/Ambulatory Surgery, I think it’s getting to know our patients and their recovery needs so we can get them the supplies and assistance they need to feel safe while recovering at home.

Why should individuals choose Passavant?
We have a great staff. Everyone tries to go the extra mile to provide great patient care.

And the nomination said:
Kelly did everything she could to help get my pain medication under control. She made sure I got my medication on time and did everything she could to try and make me comfortable. She was very understanding and sympathetic to my nausea that was caused by the pain medication. Kelly was very friendly and always had a smile on her face.