McCoy's father had a career in the Army, so Roger was born in France
and grew up across the United States, finally settling in Illinois
at the age of 14. McCoy began working as a paramedic and continued
his education thanks, in part, to ALMH education grants and tuition
reimbursements. He earned his bachelor's degree in nursing in 1996
and has since earned several certifications.
Being an emergency
nurse is diverse and unpredictable. All ages with both emergent and
non-emergent issues from toothaches to heart attacks enter the
emergency room. As an emergency nurse, McCoy enjoys the diversity,
but he especially enjoys the interaction and teamwork between
employees and the different departments.
"When we are faced with a challenge, it's amazing how we all pull
together to find a solution. ALMH is a great place to work," McCoy
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McCoy was nominated by co-worker Jennifer Prather, who works in
the lab department.
"Roger is always there for everyone," Prather said. "He never
complains and answers questions with excellent, easy-to-understand
examples. He makes me feel like I am an important and valued
employee. He makes work fun."
ALMH, a 25-bed critical-access hospital at 200 Stahlhut Drive in
Lincoln, is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. The hospital
employs over 315 in a variety of roles. For more information, visit
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]