Lewis County General Hospital announces 2018 employee of the year

LOWVILLE, NY — Lewis County General Hospital & Health System is pleased to announce the 2018 Employee of the Year was awarded to Tracy Goldthrite, RN. Tracy is the nurse manager of the Maternity Department.

The Employee of the Year ceremony was held in March to honor the 12 Employees of the Month.

LCGH employees receive a ballot with the employees of the month named and cast their vote anonymously for the person they believe deserves the recognition of employee of the year. This person goes above and beyond for the facility and for their co-workers, all while upholding the mission statement of the community-based hospital.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as there are so many others that work within the health system who deserve this award,” stated Tracy Goldthrite. “Staff cares so much about this community and are what makes this such a special place to work.”

Tracy was nominated in March 2018 for Employee of the Month by her co-workers for going above and beyond her duties as a nurse manager. “She did two weeks of supervision over acute care during a very difficult, busy time and led by example working side by side with staff taking patient assignments. She worked her weekend off and again took patient assignments, and didn’t question it; only did what needed to be done. Her compassion and empathy is as strong for her coworkers as it is for her patients. She stepped outside of her title and her department to be where she was needed. We nominated Tracy for employee of the month because she is truly appreciated and very much respected,” her co-workers stated.

Tracy graduated from Beaver River Central School, received her Licensed Practical Nurse from Howard G. Sackett Technical Center, Glenfield, in 1995, and completed her A.A.S. Registered Nursing Degree from Jefferson Community College in 1997.

The other 2018 Employee of the Year nominees were: Tina Gigliotti, Yazmin Rice, Gina Buckingham, Brandon Arthur, Sarah Caza, Deb Longway, Kim Smith, Eileen Carroll, Melissa Brown, Karen Shaw, and Holli Townsend.

Previous LCGH Employees of the Year were: Judy Widrick, 1998, Bette Redner, 1999, Richard Schneider, 2000, Mary Bellinger, 2001, Rae Austin, 2002, Nick Hanno, 2003, Jackie Beagle, 2004, Kathy Millard, 2005, Deb Bullock, 2006, Lucy Hoch, 2007, Karen Morrison, 2008, Hope Graves, 2009, Pam Kloster 2010, Danielle Cobb 2011, Tina Bates 2012, Tracy Goldthrite 2013, Charity Glenn 2014, Judy Widrick 2015, Robert Dening 2016, and Melissa Clark 2017.