Employee of the Month

Birthplace: Springfield, IL
Spouse: Mike
Children/ages: Dan, age 30; Jacylyn, age 28; and we’re expecting our first grandchild in July
Education/special training: Passavant School of Nursing and later a B.S. and M.S. from The University of St. Francis.
How long at Passavant/job title: 7 years/Registered Nurse. I recently transferred to PACU.
Previous work experience: I’ve enjoyed a multitude of experiences in surgery, home health care, and hospice.
Hobbies/special interests: I love being outdoors, I like to read, to travel to new areas, and to cook new recipes.
How I describe myself: Passionate, driven, intuitive.
Favorites: Holiday: Christmas; Season: Fall; Food: There isn’t much I don’t like; Song/Artist: No favorite; I like a variety of music; Vacation: I love California and I am looking forward to a vacation to Italy later this year; Movie: No favorite; Part of job: The best part of my job is the patient contact.
Some of my job responsibilities: I recently transferred to PACU and will cross train to Ambulatory Surgery soon, so, I care for patients before and after surgery.
Describe a time you went “above and beyond” in your job: I can’t think of a single incident. For me, it’s simple. I try to treat people as I would want to be treated, with respect and understanding.
Why should individuals choose Passavant? Because you’ll receive great care! I’m proud to be part of the staff at Passavant. The majority of the staff here go above and beyond on a daily basis.
And the nomination said: We want to thank Therese for keeping our family informed on family member’s condition during recovery on January 22, 2013. She truly cares for the family of the patients here at Passavant. She has a sweet and caring attitude. May God bless her in her work and in her life.