After 25 years of dedicated service to Bates County Memorial Hospital, Stephanie Boin was honored with a retirement party on December 21, 2021. Stephanie began her employment with BCMH in August of 1996 as the Infection Control Nurse and Education Coordinator.
Stephanie also worked for several years in the emergency room before finally transferring to Outpatient Specialty Clinics. She felt the highlights of working at BCMH were the close working relationships she developed with her coworkers, and that patients became like family.
“Our successes are shared because we work as team,” she noted. One example, Stephanie recalls, was a night shift in the ER in which she activated the disaster protocol for an accident involving a Greyhound bus that went over an embankment and into a watery ditch on Highway 71.
The response to the multiple-injury accident brought together the hospital’s medical staff and many other employees from several departments. Stephanie recalls that the dietary department brought Danishes and coffee, and Joyce Fitzpatrick, LPN/surgery (now retired) went to the thrift store for dry clothing for the patients.
Stephanie said, “This is just an example of the team work that exemplifies BCMH, and how we go beyond just basic care when seeing patients.” Stephanie and her husband Dennis live in Appleton City. They have three children and four grandchildren. She plans to stay close to her family in retirement so they can enjoy the grandchildren’s games and activities. She also hopes to travel and go hiking and antiquing with her husband. Stephanie was honored at her retirement party with a beautiful clock, presented by Greg Weaver, Chief Executive Officer.