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.
Allow us to introduce Brenda Turnquist, CDA, a Childcare Technician at the CCH
Early Childhood Center (ECC), which provides quality childcare for children of CCH employees
during their working hours. Brenda has earned her Child Development Associate
(CDA), which is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood
education. She has been with CCH for 11 years.
Heidi Bellor says that Brenda is a great example of excellence every day.
“So many of our employees and parents rely on Brenda for her advice
and expertise—she is always willing to listen or help out in any
way that she can,” Heidi says. “Brenda is a great role model
for many and always has a positive attitude that is hard to ignore and
usually spreads throughout the room. Brenda is able to put everyone at
ease and feel like you have known her forever.”
Brenda was a CNA in Watford City, North Dakota, for 13 years before she
moved to Gillette. She was inspired to work in the ECC because she has
always loved kids. “When my own were grown and on their own, I decided
to try the daycare setting to get my kid fix,” she says.
Noamie Niemitalo (a CCH Legend) her healthcare hero because she showed Brenda that there
is more to childcare than taking care of children. “I wish I had
worked under her when my own kids were little,” she said.
When Brenda isn’t working, she loves spending time with her children
and grandchildren. “I also enjoy reading, going to movies, taking
walks and fishing in the summertime,” she says.
We asked Brenda what she likes most about working at CCH, and what excellence
every day means to her. Check out her response:
“My favorite part of my job is seeing the smiles on the kid’s
faces when they first see us in the morning. It makes me feel that I am
doing something right for them. I love getting to take care of the babies,
and working with great coworkers.
For me, excellence every day is going above and beyond what is expected
Thank you, Brenda, for taking such great care of your colleagues children.
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.