Pearlie Jenkins, a behavioral health technician who has been with the hospital for 20 years, is Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City’s April Ambassador of the Month.
The award has been presented by the hospital’s Social and Recognition Committee since 1988 and recognizes employees who exhibit the mission and values of Franciscan Alliance, which include compassion for those in need, respect for life and the dignity of mankind, wellness and prevention of illness, restoration to health and acceptance of death as the final step toward wholeness. Recipients also have demonstrated courtesy, the proper attitude and enthusiasm for their work.
Jenkins, who resides in Michigan City and has three children, was nominated for the award by a fellow employee, who said Jenkins is “compassionate, caring and supportive and always willing to help.” Her supervisor applauded the nomination, adding Jenkins, “consistently provides quality care to our patients and gives 100 percent effort in fulfilling the Franciscan mission.”
Jenkins said she was honored to receive the award. “My job has been a profession and a joy. I enjoy working with people; my teammates are the best, caring people. I work for the best hospital in the region.”
In recognition of the honor, Jenkins, as are all Ambassador recipients, was honored with a special billboard display for the month, a privileged parking spot, an Ambassador badge holder, a photo on the Ambassador of the Month wall that displays the previous 12 months’ winners, and $150.