Val Hawkins, right, was named the TCMH November employee of the month. She is pictured with her supervisor, Karen Geer.

Val Hawkins of Hartshorn was recently named Texas County Memorial Hospital’s November employee of the month.

Hawkins is a receptionist at the Summersville Community Clinic and has worked for three years at TCMH. She was nominated for the award by her supervisor, Karen Geer, clinic manager for the hospital’s clinics in Licking and Summersville.

“Val is always willing to go the extra mile,” Geer said, explaining that Hawkins is very conscientious about how she does her job and the attitude she has while doing her job.

Dr. Diana Koenig, the family practice physician at the Summersville Community Clinic, said that she wouldn’t know what do at the clinic without Val’s assistance.

“Val is very quick to take care of any problems when they arise,” Geer said, “and she is not afraid to ask for assistance when needed.”

As employee of the month, Hawkins 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 Hawkins, who is eligible for the 2009 TCMH employee of the year award.

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