Jerry Pursifull of Licking was named the Texas County Memorial Hospital February employee of the month.
Pursifull, a registered nurse at the hospital, is a 16-year employee at TCMH. He is known for his friendliness to patients, visitors and staff.
“Jerry is a great asset to TCMH” said Kathy Carr, nurse manager of the TCMH cardiac rehabilitation department. “I always feel confident that my patients are well cared for when Jerry covers for me in cardiac rehab.”
Pursifull is a full-time nurse in the surgery department, but Carr noted that Pursifull regularly and “willingly” helps in other hospital departments such as cardiac rehab, the emergency room or emergency medical services.
As employee of the month, Pursifull received a certificate honoring her achievement; a pin; $100 cash; a special parking place in the TCMH lot; one day of paid vacation; a membership in the TCMH Fitness Center; a $50 gift card; a gift certificate to D&L Florist and CD of the month from KUNQ.
A reception is planned at the hospital in honor of Pursifull, who is eligible for the 2009 TCMH employee of the year award.