Campbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family
and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they
do for this organization.
Meet Kay Holm, a social worker and care manager for the CCH Quality and
Risk Management department. (Kay's colleagues will tell you that she
always has a big smile on her face!) Kay has a bachelor’s degree
in social work, with a minor in emotionally disturbed children. “I’ve
been an activities director, a consultant, a church secretary, a newspaper
proofreader, a lifeguard, a homebound teacher, a youth advocate at the
Yes House, and most recently a health care social worker, which I’d call the
best job ever,” says Kay. She’s been with CCH for 14 years.
When we asked Kay who her health care heroes were, she had quite a lot
to say: “My sweet mom was a nurse, who raised five children while
also being a Pastor’s wife! I’m always in awe of our doctors,
nurses and other ancillary professionals at CCH who handle medical emergencies
and situations with so much skill and compassion. Another hero would be
my friend and former co-worker, Melisa Haddix who gently taught me so
much as we worked together my first years here--she was always patiently
answering my 100 questions every single day. I had been a social worker
for a very long time, but never in a hospital. I’ve also had inspiring,
encouraging managers through the years, including Mary Barks and Sue Ullrich.
They allowed me the freedom to be who I am, while trusting me to prioritize
and address the needs of my patients each day.”
For fun, Kay enjoys reading old classic books, finding back-roads on trips
with her husband, music, swimming, junk-store shopping (what she calls
treasure hunting), as well as spending time with her adventure-loving
friends and her amazing children and beautiful grandchildren. We asked
Kay was she is most grateful for working at CCH as well as what excellence
every day means to her. Check out her response:
“What excellence every day means to me and what brings me most joy
in my job: being able to help and walk beside folks during what may be
the most fragile or vulnerable time in their entire life is a huge privilege
and responsibility. So, if I can offer hope, clarity, resources, ideas,
encouragement, assistance, facilitate family communication, help in forming
a discharge plan, then that’s a win, and I can’t stop smiling.
I’m most grateful for my long-suffering co-workers who “get”
me, and love me anyway, as well as my kind husband, who quietly understands
my tears some evenings for folks and situations I can’t fix, and
can’t talk about.”
Kay, thank you for your care and dedication to our patients during a fragile
time in their life. We appreciate you.
Is there a CCH employee who went the extra mile or shows you extraordinary
service? Give them a pat on the back by completing an
Excellence Every Day card.