Published on September 05, 2017

Ramona Jenkins, Holzer Home Health, Nominated for Ohio Hospital Association Health Care Worker of the Year

Ramona Jenkins, Director, Holzer Home Health, was recently recognized as Holzer Health System nominee for Health Care Worker of the Year Award, sponsored by the Ohio Hospital Association.

The following is a summary of the nomination that was sent in on behalf of Holzer for Jenkins:

Ramona Jenkins is an excellent leader and member of the Holzer team.  She always goes beyond the call of duty, helping meet patient scheduling needs in addition to managerial requirements. In addition, she has provided numerous hours at community events offering health screenings and information. Jenkins has participated in numerous marketing efforts for Holzer Home Health and recognized staff for their dedication and commitment. She always represents Holzer's mission of Friendly Visits, Excellent Care; Every Patient, Every Time. In 2015, she received the Superintendent’s Citation of Merit Award at the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Jackson District Headquarters for her bravery and assistance at the scene of a car accident, putting her own life in danger in order to save another.

The Ohio Hospital Association will recognize Jenkins and other candidates from hospitals throughout the state for being named their facility’s Health Care Worker of the Year at a special dinner in Columbus, Ohio, on June 13 where several Ohio caregivers will be presented awards, including the Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award.  OHA asked that nominee criteria include great leader qualities, goes beyond the call of duty, reflects the mission and values of the organization, and gives back to the community.

Jenkins has been a part of the Holzer system since 1991, when she was a nurse aide on the 2West Inpatient Unit at Holzer Gallipolis. In 1994, she received her RN from the University of Rio Grande, Holzer School of Nursing, and in 1997 she began working at Home Health in Oak Hill, Ohio. In __ she was named the Director of Holzer Home Health. Jenkins has also received her Bachelors in Science in Nursing from URG and is currently enrolled in the Ohio University Nursing Advancement program through Holzer, where she will receive her Masters in Nursing. 

Jenkins grew up in Gallia County as one of 15 siblings of ? and ? McCormick. She and her husband, Sandis Crabtree, currently reside in Jackson. They have three children: Jennifer Duncan, Joshua, and Jayce Jenkins.

Jenkins is a working Director, often seeing up to 15 patients a week in addition to administrative duties. She states, “I love everything about being a part of Holzer. I genuinely enjoy patient care. There are several that I have been blessed to continue a personal relationship following their discharge from Home Health. It’s an honor to be chosen for this award, but I provide the care I do because it comes natural. Holzer has been good to me and my family; I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization.”

Holzer is proud to have nominated Jenkins for this honor and ask our communities to congratulate her on this achievement.

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