Holly Woody receives Employee of the Year Award

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Holly Woody has been named 2013 Outstanding Employee of the Year by the Arkansas State Employee Association. She was honored at an awards banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 16.

Holly Woody named 2013 Outstanding Employee of the Year. Presenting the award is Raymond Heaggans A.S.E.A. President.

Woody is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Martin of Caraway, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Lee David of Caraway and the late J.R. David and late Mr. and Mrs. Glen Martin. She has one son, Taylor Woody, who attends Valley View High School and one stepdaughter, Erin, who attends the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Holly is a graduate of Riverside High School in Lake City.

Holly has been a registered nurse for 17 years. She has worked in many nursing jobs in her career. She was promoted to director of five departments at Osceola Baptist Hospital; won the Service First Award two times at Osceola Baptist Hospital; and won Best Nurse of Baptist Hospitals two consecutive years. At the Surgical Hospital of Jonesboro, she won Nurse of the Year two consecutive years and was nominated for Best Nurse of the year on KAIT8 News. Holly has 14 years of medical, surgical, ICU, ER experience. She has 12 years of pediatric IV experience.

Woody is a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORNS), BLS certified, BLS certified instructor, ACLS certified and ACLS certified instructor, PALS certified and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) certified. She is presently employed at the Jonesboro Human Development Center. She genuinely cares for the residents and wants the very best for each resident. She is a great team player and helps her fellow co-workers at every opportunity.

Woody is dedicated, dependable, knowledgeable and professional. She is a problem-solver and team player and always wants to grow as a professional.

She attends First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro and is very active in her church and community. She teaches the 10th grade youth small groups, is involved in the Walk to Emmaus Community, teaches adult Sunday school classes and is involved in Care Ministries and Matthew 25:35 programs. Holly frequently volunteers to cook for families that may be in need. She mows lawns, cleans homes, runs errands or helps with children if a family member is ill.

Holly credits God with making her the best possible nurse she can be. She said it is such an honor to receive this award.

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