Jackson Hospital announces its June Employee of the Month

Jason Jerkins, R.N., June Employee of the Month

Jackson Hospital congratulates Jason Jerkins, R.N., Emergency Department Director, as the June Employee of the Month. Jason has been a loyal, dedicated employee of Jackson Hospital for over 16 years.

The award luncheon held June 21 recognized all employees nominated for Employee of the Month.  Hospital CEO, Jim Platt, expressed thanks on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Administration, and employees, indicating the number of great things employees achieved during the month.  He said, “Our biggest strength is our staff and culture providing excellent care to patients.”

Jason was recognized for coming to the aid of a fellow coworker who was diagnosed with cancer and had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments.  She and her husband bought a walk in shower to make it easier for her, but were having a difficult time locating someone to install it.  Jason learned of the situation and without hesitation, installed the shower for them. This most caring and generous act garnered Jason the award for Employee of the Month.

Jackson Hospital’s customer service ideals are outlined in its program called “Give ‘em the Pickle.”  The Hospital’s customized program with video titled “What’s your Pickle?” with Bob Farrell, produced by Media Partners™, is implemented by Chief Nursing Officer Robbin Catt Pumphrey.

Patients, visitors, and colleagues submit nominations of staff from whom they received superior customer service.  Each month a “Pickle” luncheon is held to recognize the top nominees.  During the exclusive celebration with Administration, each participant is served a specially prepared meal by members of the Hospital’s Employee Leadership Council.

Jackson Hospital is proud of Jason and thanks him along with every employee, volunteer, and Medical Staff member for providing high-quality, leading-edge healthcare service.  Each day Jackson Hospital moves closer to reaching its vision of “being the best community healthcare system in the nation.”

The hospital, located at 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, FL, has over 109 physicians on staff, 31 of whom have active Medical Staff privileges.  For information on hospital services, visit www.jackson-hospital.com.  To find a physician, please call Rachel Toliver at (850) 718-2629.

 About Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent recognition, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board.  Jackson Hospital is an iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.  The hospital was named in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals:  Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care.  The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%.  The hospital was designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program and awarded Baby Friendly distinction.