TidalHealth Nanticoke honors the following four team members as 3rd Quarter 2023 Team Members of the Quarter:
Administrative & Support Services: Stephen Hitchens, Accounting
Stephen “Steve” Hitchens of Accounting is TidalHealth Nanticoke’s 3rd Quarter 2023 Team Member of the Quarter for Administrative and Support Services.
Hitchens started working at TidalHealth Nanticoke in June 1976. He has done every job in Accounting including payroll, taking direct deposits to the bank, general ledger and accounts payable. Hitchens has always been a true team player and will always go above and beyond to help anyone in our organization with any problem. He always does this with a smile and a cheerful attitude. Hitchens is known throughout the hospital as the “Candy Man” because he spends a small fortune out of his own pocket to make sure hospital team members can satisfy their candy needs throughout the workday.
Professional Services: MaryAnne Clark, Respiratory Care
MaryAnne “Mimi” Clark of Respiratory Care is TidalHealth Nanticoke’s 3rd Quarter 2023 Team Member of the Quarter for Professional Services.
Clark started her career at TidalHealth Nanticoke in February 2022. Quick critical thinking skills are mandatory as a respiratory therapist and Clark is doing a great job thinking outside the box and giving the best care to her patients. She may be small in stature, but she has a big voice and advocates for her patients on a daily basis. Clark always strives to do her best and has a great relationship?with her team, peers and physicians. She is always first to offer her time when the schedule is short.
Nursing Services: Vanessa Chaffinch, Emergency Department
Vanessa “Dawn” Chaffinch of the Emergency Department is a TidalHealth Nanticoke 3rd Quarter 2023 Team Member of the Quarter for Nursing Services.
Chaffinch is friendly, kind, compassionate and caring and these traits are reflected in the way she takes care of her patients. In her role, she has occasions to sit with some of the same people during their repeat visits. She gets to know them and builds a rapport with them which helps the patients during their stays. To her they are more than patients, they are like family. Patients will specifically request Chaffinch and she is willing to come in on a day off if she knows one of her familiar patients is here. She truly cares about her patients, she makes a difference, and you can tell she clearly loves her job.
Nursing Services: Melissa Wheedleton, Progressive Care Unit
Melissa Wheedleton, RN, of the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is a TidalHealth Nanticoke 3rd Quarter 2023 Team Member of the Quarter for Nursing Services.
Wheedleton has a great demeanor that allows her to joke with staff while encouraging a great flow of work on the unit. She is dedicated to the PCU staff, patients, and the organization. Each member of the PCU team respects her and is more than happy to do whatever she asks of them. Wheedleton continuously goes above and beyond for her team. She prides herself on providing quality safe care on the unit. She is an amazing mentor to all of the new staff, instantly making them feel comfortable going to her with needs and questions.
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