RPH Employee of the Month

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

River Parishes Hospital announced Jenny Frickey as its February Employee of the Month. Frickey was presented with balloons, an Employee of the Month Certificate and a check for $100 by her department director, Judy Bauer, and River Parishes Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Robert Marshall and Chief Nursing Officer Vanessa Peters. She will also have her picture displayed on the Employees of Excellence wall in the main front entrance of the hospital.  
Frickey has been employed at River Parishes Hospital for nearly 14 years. She currently serves as a Registered Nurse and Charge Nurse on the Outpatient Services Unit. Frickey maintained a perfect attendance record throughout 2012, and often adjusts her schedule to meet the needs of the Unit by coming in early or staying beyond her shift to meet the needs of the patient.
“Jenny has earned the respect of our medical staff as well as her peers as she is a strong resource for both post-surgical care and endoscopy care,” said Judy Bauer, director of surgical services. “Many of our patients remember her name as well and often compliment her during our post-operative follow up calls.”
Late last year, Frickey volunteered to lead the hospital’s Nursing Leadership Group, a newly implemented group consisting of administrative, staff and bedside registered and licensed practical nurses from each department who plan projects and initiatives to improve services within the hospital and the community. And she recently assumed the role of main charge nurse in the Outpatient Services area.
“Jenny is eager to grow and expand her knowledge through participation and working with others,” explained Bauer. “She demonstrates a high level of commitment and readiness to seek changes and motivate others for improvement in both patient care and guest services.”
Although she scheduled a few weeks of vacation last month to help her daughter after the birth of her first grandchild, Frickey showed up at the hospital a few days to help with some ongoing projects. While some people may not feel
the need to continue with a project during personal time off, Frickey will, which is exemplified by the comment she made when asked how she feels receiving this award – it is an honor that makes her want to work even harder for the hospital and her community.
Frickey currently lives in Paradis with her husband, Boyd, her son, Joab, her daughter, Jada, and her granddaughter, Milana. When she has time, Frickey said she loves to read and go fishing, but now the two hold a close second to spending time with her new granddaughter.