March 8, 2024

The March Employee of the Month Winner is Becky Bohall from Labor and Delivery

The Obstetrics department's most tenured nurse gets recognized as employee of the month.

Becky is a pillar of our unit. She is a core component of our consistency and success. She's the epitome of loyalty, and compassion, as well as an example of an exemplary work ethic. Her unwavering dedication to RPMH for over 30 years is something to be not only recognized but praised. She is constantly doing things for others selflessly, humbly, and without expectation of recognition; both inside and outside of the hospital. unbeknownst to many until recently, while enduring what was probably the worst period of her life, as her husband was hospitalized and fighting for his life, she came over to the unit to do her "Becky things", because she was already here and could keep those things caught up while she was supposed to be on FMLA. She also chose to return to work only a week after the devastating loss of her husband, and picked up right where she left off without missing a beat. That level of dedication, while not expected by any grieving employee, doesn't come often, and shouldn't go unnoticed. Becky does what she does because she is genuine, and sincerely always considers this hospital, her coworkers, and most importantly the patients she cares for that live in this community daily. During these last four months, as she persevered and pressed on through so many trials, the strength, grace, and resilience that Becky displayed was immeasurable. She never broke, never quit, and her patients never knew the immense number of emotions she most certainly fought back during some of the worst days of her life, while continuing to provide professional, exceptional, and compassionate care to each one of them during the best days of their lives. Unwavering, Loyal, Compassionate, Steward, Teacher, Friend, Mentor, and Dependable, are only a few of the words used to describe her, there are so many that were left off. Words will never do her justice, but maybe a collection of words to describe her is a start.

----Sara Reynolds, Director, RPMH Obstetrics

The nomination by Dr. Jeremy Smola

Long ago, back in the era of rotary dial phones, Becky came to work at our hospital in the newborn nursery. This is a picture of her way to work:

Since then, her hair has lightened and dinosaurs have gone extinct, so I think she drives a Toyota but otherwise, she really hasn't changed much. She is mean and opinionated but generally hides it well behind an almost serene exterior. One could easily imagine her as a nun wearing her habit, working soundlessly in a hospital in centuries past (and maybe she did) but make no mistake, her spirit animal is a tyrannosaurus.

Nonetheless, Becky has been a dedicated and reliable nurse whose word and intuition I have always valued. I know for a fact there are children and adults alive and well today because Becky was astute enough to recognize problems in newborns that others had missed. She has truly been a lifesaver. I wholeheartedly recommend her for employee of the month but, really considering how long she has worked here it should be employee of the century.