DeWilde named ALMH Employee of the Month
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[January 31, 2014]
Arlene DeWilde of Lincoln has
been named the January Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital. DeWilde has worked at ALMH for 30 years. In
addition to her current role in materials management, she has served
as a nurseís aide and in sterilizing.
Materials management plays a critical role at ALMH. As a team, the
department checks and restocks the supplies throughout the hospital.
They check in new shipments so that everything is cataloged into
inventory, from pens to medical equipment. They also oversee
incoming and outgoing mail. DeWilde is specifically responsible for
ordering supplies for the surgery, SPA and anesthesia departments.
She was nominated anonymously by a co-worker who said: "Arlene
always has a smile on her face. No matter how busy she may be, she
always takes a moment to say hello. She is also willing to help. She
is a pleasure to deal with. She is a true example of a great
DeWilde said she loves working at ALMH "because of the caring
people who work here. She added: "Employees care not only for the
patients who come here but also for each other. I canít imagine
working anywhere else. We are all blessed to have ALMH."
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Born and raised in Calumet City, she made Lincoln her home after
attending Lincoln Christian College (now Lincoln Christian
DeWilde lives with her husband, John, their dog Ludo and cat
Ophelia. They have two married children and two grandchildren.
ALMH, at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, is a 25-bed
critical-access hospital affiliated with Memorial Health System. The
hospital employs 315 in a variety of roles. For more information,
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]