, Our People , Ambassadors , September 2007 Ambassador
response to every new responsibility, according to her
nominators, is "I can do that," and that her
action is always suited to the word, has contributed to her
distinction as the September Ambassador of the Month.
Connie Barker, Heart Services clerk, is the first face , and an invariably friendly one , that cardiac cath patients and their families see when they report for a procedure at Reid Hospital & Health Care Services.
is so warm and caring to patients and families," said one nomination.
is one of the hardest working people I know; she
works full time, has classes at IU East and takes care of her
Barker, who joined the Reid team in 1996, has never been observed in a foul mood, say several of her colleagues.
is always cheerful and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty," wrote an admirer of the Greens Fork resident.
is a pleasure to work with."
has also been characterized as a caring example of the C.A.R.E. principles, graciously taking on additional tasks and always placing the patient's needs first.
Originally of Brooklyn, N.Y., Barker
graduated from high school in Hagerstown in 1980.
Now back in school, she is majoring in social work at IU East.
career path has included Linen and Food & Nutrition services.
"I'm truly lucky to work in such a compassionate place," Barker
"Working with the other departments, you come to know and feel that we all strive to comfort, heal and accommodate our patients and their families."
husband, Roger, an auto mechanic, are members of ABATE