NAMED NTMC EMPLOYEE OF QUARTERShe
has served this community in the most personal way for over a quarter of a century - easily more than half of her
life - and now North Texas Medical Center nurse Charlene Hardin is receiving special recognition for her extraordinary dedication to her profession. Hardin, who began her career with the Gainesville Hospital District in May 1978, has been selected as the CARE Award Recipient of the Quarter at North Texas Medical Center.Her
selection for this honor comes as a result of her
outstanding achievements and solid performance as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at NTMC
is a native of Gainesville, daughter of the late Gus Schneider and the late Willie Schneider Holt.She graduated from Gainesville High School and attended Cooke County College (now North Central Texas College) and Wayland Baptist College in Plainview.She earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing in 1978.
25-year history with the local hospital, Hardin
has worked in most areas of the facility, including the medical and surgical floors, telemetry, the intensive care unit and, most notably, the emergency department, where she
has spent the past 23 years almost exclusively.She has served as emergency room coordinator and trauma coordinator and currently serves on the Emergency Department Committee and on the 90 to 0 Committee."Charlene is a very kind and caring nurse with a 'can do' attitude," noted Audi Hayes, R.N., Director of the Emergency Department.
...Hardin is a Clinical Ladder I RN.
Nurses attain clinical ladder status by completing certain milestones in training, certification, process improvement and leadership.Hardin
is also involved in the Education Department as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor and Basic Life Support Instructor."Charlene enjoys giving excellent care to our patients, as well as working with the public in education," Hayes stated.
has been married to Ronnie Hardin for the past 33 years.
is a doting "Nana" to grandson Christian. Hardin
enjoys reading, gardening and music.She
is a member of Temple Baptist Church
husband serves as Minister of Music.She is in the adult choir, Temple Praise Worship Team and is co-director of the children's choir.