St. James Hospital recognizes quarter’s top employees

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LUTCHER — St. James Parish Hospital recently announced the 2015 Employees of the First Quarter, Twanya Rixner and Kirby Folse.

Each was nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital.

Rixner graduated from Lutcher High School and has worked at St. James Parish Hospital for eight years. She serves as a materials management clerk.

Twanya Rixner

Twanya Rixner

Erin Becnel, controller, and Lynne Bourg, materials supervisor, nominated Rixner, stating, “We are so happy to have Twanya on our team. She truly believes that our patient needs come first. Twanya cares so intimately about the supplies she puts out for our staff to use. She not only does her job, but does it with the utmost pride.”

Rixner said she is a devoted woman of God, mother of four children and grandmother to one grandson, with another one on the way.

“I am a dedicated youth leader at K.S.B.C.,” she said.

“I love my coworkers and I thank God for how far he has taken me.  It’s in him that I live and move. I thank God for giving me the ability to perform my job gracefully, faithfully and to the best of my ability.

“I am proud to be an employee of St. James Parish Hospital, where I can share the good news about Christ and show compassion and love, not only to patients, visitors, friends, vendors and family, but also to my awesome coworkers. To God be the glory and honor for the things for which he has done.”

Folse graduated from E. D. White Catholic High School in 2003 and is a 2008 graduate of Nicholls State University. She has worked at St. James Parish Hospital as a registered nurse for seven years.

Kim Cason, Nuclear Tech, nominated Folse.

“Kirby takes her time to make sure our patients get the best of care. She truly demonstrates our motto — large enough to serve, small enough to care,” Cason said.

Folse said she could not ask for a better group of coworkers than the ones she has at St. James Parish Hospital.