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Meleah Johnson named December 2021 CMH TULIP Award winner

Meleah Johnson, a certified nursing assistant with Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility (CMHCF) in Bolivar, was named the December 2021 CMH TULIP Award winner.

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Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

Meleah Johnson, CNA - December 2021 Tulip Award Winner

The TULIP Award was established June 2021 by CMH and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation and is a recognition program for outstanding nursing assistants, medical assistants and patient care technicians who assist in direct patient care.

Johnson earned her CNA license while still in high school through the Bolivar High School Health Occupations Program and began working for CMHCF soon after receiving her license. She has worked for CMHCF for more than 19 years and says the love for her residents is what keeps her working at the facility.

She was nominated for the TULIP Award by a resident’s family for her extra attention to care and concern and her ability to connect with their grandmother.

The nomination read, “My grandmother is 99 years old, confused and will not eat at times. Meleah knows her favorite snacks--chocolate candy--and also how she likes her coffee. When she will not eat she gets those ‘special’ snacks for her. On her 99th birthday she curled and fixed my grandma’s hair before her party. She helps my grandma call me when she is upset and wants to talk to me. I am thankful for her extra care and concern for my grandmother.”

When asked what it means to receive this award from a resident’s family she said, “It feels amazing! It means so much more coming from a family member of a resident; it means a lot.”

She also thanked and commended her CMHCF co-workers. “My team here is amazing! Especially right now you have to work together,” said Johnson.

About the TULIP Award

Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation created the TULIP Award to recognize outstanding nursing and medical assistants and patient care technicians who assist in direct patient care.

TULIP stands for Thoughtful, Unforgettable, Lasting Impact on Patient Care. The award committee selects one honoree each month who exemplifies the following characteristics:

  • Goes above and beyond in providing exceptional care and unforgettable service to patients/residents.
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills in the delivery of compassionate patient/resident care.
  • Exemplifies the mission, vision and values of CMH/CMH Foundation.
  • Demonstrates a caring, thoughtful attitude.
  • Is an outstanding role model for other nursing assistants, medical assistants and patient care technicians.

The TULIP Award is given in conjunction with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing. If you or someone you know would like to submit a CMH TULIP Award, go to https://bit.ly/3rWCsie.

Photo: Meleah Johnson, RN, with Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, is the recipient of the December 2021 CMH TULIP Award.

February 08, 2022

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Meleah Johnson named December 2021 CMH TULIP Award winner

Meleah Johnson, CNA - December 2021 Tulip Award Winner
Meleah Johnson, a certified nursing assistant with Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility (CMHCF) in Bolivar, was named the December 2021 CMH TULIP Award winner.

The TULIP Award was established June 2021 by CMH and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation and is a recognition program for outstanding nursing assistants, medical assistants and patient care technicians who assist in direct patient care.

Johnson earned her CNA license while still in high school through the Bolivar High School Health Occupations Program and began working for CMHCF soon after receiving her license. She has worked for CMHCF for more than 19 years and says the love for her residents is what keeps her working at the facility.

She was nominated for the TULIP Award by a resident’s family for her extra attention to care and concern and her ability to connect with their grandmother.

The nomination read, “My grandmother is 99 years old, confused and will not eat at times. Meleah knows her favorite snacks--chocolate candy--and also how she likes her coffee. When she will not eat she gets those ‘special’ snacks for her. On her 99th birthday she curled and fixed my grandma’s hair before her party. She helps my grandma call me when she is upset and wants to talk to me. I am thankful for her extra care and concern for my grandmother.”

When asked what it means to receive this award from a resident’s family she said, “It feels amazing! It means so much more coming from a family member of a resident; it means a lot.”

She also thanked and commended her CMHCF co-workers. “My team here is amazing! Especially right now you have to work together,” said Johnson.

About the TULIP Award

Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation created the TULIP Award to recognize outstanding nursing and medical assistants and patient care technicians who assist in direct patient care.

TULIP stands for Thoughtful, Unforgettable, Lasting Impact on Patient Care. The award committee selects one honoree each month who exemplifies the following characteristics:

  • Goes above and beyond in providing exceptional care and unforgettable service to patients/residents.
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills in the delivery of compassionate patient/resident care.
  • Exemplifies the mission, vision and values of CMH/CMH Foundation.
  • Demonstrates a caring, thoughtful attitude.
  • Is an outstanding role model for other nursing assistants, medical assistants and patient care technicians.

The TULIP Award is given in conjunction with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing. If you or someone you know would like to submit a CMH TULIP Award, go to https://bit.ly/3rWCsie.

Photo: Meleah Johnson, RN, with Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, is the recipient of the December 2021 CMH TULIP Award.