Madelia, Minn. – Madelia Health is happy to announce that our Caregiver of the Year for 2021 is Don Smith. He is the caregiver that received the most Shout-Outs from his fellow caregivers during the past year. Madelia Health staff members are encouraged to recognize their co-workers for doing exemplary work, going above and beyond for our patients and coworkers, or just being a positive person to work with. The Shout-Outs are posted on a large white board along with employee birthdays and work anniversaries for the month.
Don’s efforts have certainly not gone unnoticed, with over 20 Shout-Outs this year. In addition to a monthly prize, Don received a cash prize for being chosen as the Caregiver of the Year. Don has been working at Madelia Health in the Maintenance Department since September, 2020.
Photo Caption: Don Smith is pictured in the front with some of our caregivers that nominated him the past year. They are holding Don’s Shout Out slips that were submitted by various caregivers throughout the year. Pictured behind Don, left to right: Josh Schoener, Jamie Hitchcock, Jodi Ulmen, Beth Lassas, Chelsea Hoeft, Chris Arduser, Danielle Burnham, and Jess Holm.