Whitney Villanueva, Activity Assistant at Spring Creek and 2016 MCCH Employee of the Year, is pictured at right with Jerry Penner, MCCH CEO, after receiving her award.

Whitney Villanueva, Activity Assistant at Spring Creek Healthcare, has been named the 2016 Employee of the Year at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

A 15-year employee, Villanueva was nominated by her peers and chosen by the MCCH executive team as the Employee of the Month in March 2016. She then was named Employee of the Year out of all twelve monthly award winners in an employee vote.  

Comments from her nominations (employees submitted individual recommendations) include:

She is loved by many including the residents and families.”

Whitney is one of several generations to work for the organization, her Grandmother worked 45 years in the business office and her Mom has worked 32 years as an LPN at Spring Creek. Spring Creek has been in her blood since she was old enough to walk. She has been helping the residents since the age of 2, coming with her Mom to work on occasion. Her compassion for people is what makes her shine and her empathy is what makes her unique.

Whitney has a very kind and loving heart.

She would give anything to help someone else in need.

Whitney is always smiling and friendly when you meet her, friendly to staff, residents, and visitors alike.”

Whitney treats everyone with respect and dignity.

The residents’ happiness is her main priority.

Much of Spring Creek’s success with the activities department can be attributed to Whitney’s hard work and dedication!

Pictured are the 2016 employee of the month winners at MCCH with CEO Jerry Penner:
From left, (not pictured) Heidi Hordyk - Director of Radiology, January; Fred Richter - LPN in Surgical Unit, February; Charlene “Charlie” Barnes - Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, April; Charidy Dobbins, RN in Progressive Care Unit, May; Linda Murphy – Billing Supervisor in Business Office, June; (not pictured) Linda Norsworthy – Collection Clerk in Business Office, July; Whitney Villenueva – Activity Assistant at Spring Creek, March and Employee of the Year; Jerry Penner, MCCH CEO; Sarah Darnell, Nurse Practitioner in Occupational Medicine, August; Sarah Martin, Physical Therapist at Spring Creek, September; Molena Fox, Respiratory Therapy Coordinator in Cardiopulmonary Services, October; Erin Delancey, Speech Pathologist at Spring Creek, November; and (not pictured) Thomas Warren, Nuclear Medicine Tech in Radiology, December.