August 11, 2004
Johnson came to Ketchikan in 1979 intending to work for one month on the Medical/Surgical unit. "KGH was different from any other place I had worked," said Johnson. "That struck me then, and I believe it today -i t's quite a special place to work."
When Johnson arrived KGH didn't have an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and she was instrumental in opening that unit. She worked in various capacities within the ICU, and in 1986 transferred to the Emergency Department. In 2003 Johnson joined the Surgery Department doing RN conscious sedation, mainly in the Gastro-Intestinal Lab. Currently she works in the Outpatient Surgery area.
The co-worker who nominated her for this award stated, "Jenny personifies the PeaceHealth mission by treating each person in a loving and caring way. She has served KGH many years doing everything from pitching on the softball team to starting the ICU and being its first nurse manager. Her enthusiasm and commitment to excellence have comforted many patients during their hospital stay."
The award of Employee of the Month at KGH recognizes those who regularly go above and beyond what is required, to provide high quality service to patients, visitors and co-workers.
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