Clinical and administrative staff at Highlands- Cashiers Hospital camped out overnight Sunday, Jan. 9, through Wednesday, Jan. 12, to assure they will be on the job during the winter conditions. Bunked in vacant patient rooms and doubled up with other staffers, employees went the extra mile to meet the needs of patients.
“I am continually impressed with the commitment and professionalism of our staff, especially during the recent weather conditions,” said Eileen Lipham, interim Chief Nursing Officer. “Sunday, before the storm hit, nursing, radiology, laboratory, respiratory therapy and environmental services staff began showing up with overnight bags packed and toothbrush in hand, prepared to stay as long as they needed to care for our patients. Their “do whatever it takes attitude” is a statement, showing the true commitment of each employee.