Courtny Brooks, left, was Texas County Memorial Hospital's May employee of the month. She is pictured with her supervisor, Krista Elliott.

Courtny Brooks of Houston was recently named Texas County Memorial Hospital’s May employee of the month.

Brooks is a licensed practical nurse in the medical surgical department at TCMH. She has worked at the hospital for almost two years. She was nominated for the award by Krista Elliott, the medical surgical department supervisor at TCMH.

“Courtny shows genuine compassion to her patients,” Elliott said.

She noted that Brooks finds ways to improve each patient’s experience while hospitalized at TCMH.

“Courtny is respectful of her patients’ privacy and dignity,” Elliott said, “She communicates well with patients and co-workers.”

As employee of the month, Brooks 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; gift certificates to D&L Florist and Healing Hands of Houston; and CD of the month from KUNQ.

A reception is planned at the hospital in honor of Brooks, who is eligible for the 2010 TCMH employee of the year award.

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