That's why co-worker Peg Gilmer
nominated him for Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month, an honor he was chosen for
"Nathan is a joy to
work with. He is a calm voice in the midst of chaos, always level-headed, cheerful, kind and a team player," she said.
forward to working with him. I appreciate Nate as a co-worker. He is
conscientious and genuinely cares about his patients."
Nathan (picture is in today's
has worked at ALMH for more than four years as a nurse on the night
shift. He's also worked as charge nurse and house supervisor.
A native of Atlanta who was
born at the old ALMH, Nathan earned his nursing degree from
Heartland College in Bloomington.
"It's a very difficult road. One
of the hardest things I've been through is getting my degree, but
it's well worth it," he said.
Nathan noted that there's also
continuing education in his field, but the evolution of the nursing
profession is one of the things that keeps it exciting. He also
loves being a caregiver.
"I get to take care of the
people in my community in their times of need. It's not just hanging
up IV antibiotics," he said. "It's a fulfilling job not only to
treat their physical needs, but spiritual, mental and emotional as
well. And you treat the whole family."
Because ALMH is a smaller
hospital, he gets experience with many different types of illnesses.
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Nathan said he loves what he
does for a living and enjoys working at ALMH.
"It's an enrichment to
the community I live in, and it's good to work in a place that's
always striving to improve itself," he said.
ALMH employs about 300 in a
variety of roles. Each month someone is honored as Employee of the
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]