I don’t ask my staff to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.
That’s the work philosophy of new Environmental Services (EVS) Manager Jeanie Trudo. Jeanie has been at CCMH for a little over one month, and her staff already know and appreciate her straightforward, no-nonsense approach.
Jeanie had been looking to move closer to her son and daughter-in-law for a few months, (they live in Cody, Wyo.) when she saw the opportunity in Gillette. She was living in Texas at the time, and had just accepted a permanent offer at the hospital where she had been working, for a management company, when she got the initial call from CCMH.
“When your heart and soul are happy,” said Jeanie, “things just fall into place.”
Jeanie’s career in environmental services spans 25 years, with 22 years in healthcare. She actually started her career as a medical transcriptionist and took a position in EVS on a dare. She credits a former boss for her ‘lead by example’ management style.
“He told me, never offer more than you can deliver and always deliver more than you offer.”
Jeanie knows that there are always issues to address and things to change when coming into a new position, but has been overwhelmed by the friendliness of everyone she has met at CCMH.
“The jobs in EVS are not overly pleasant ones,” said Jeanie. “Often their work doesn’t get noticed unless something isn’t done.”
She believes in treating each other with respect, like family, because the time spent at work is often more than time spent at home.
“I know that I am vocal and stand up for my people,” said Jeanie. “I give them the tools they need to be successful and let them do their jobs.”
When Jeanie is not at work, she enjoys fishing and camping, and spending time with her son and daughter-in-law. She’s also hoping for some grandchildren in the future.