May Spotlight

In May, several staff members were highlighted at the staff appreciation potluck luncheon during National Hospital Week/National Nurses Week. Ed Vandegrift, a maintenance mechanic and repeat gold star winner, was recognized for his fast response to staff requests. Ed is always quick to respond to any call for help and he is one of the most pleasant and helpful staff members the FRC team. Executive Director Roxane Harcourt said Ed handles a lot of issues every day, and he always does it with a positive attitude. “He is the picture of hospitality,” she said.

Amber Tucker, M.S., L.M.F.T., a therapist and clinical supervisor, was also recognized at the employee luncheon. Amber recently stepped outside of her regularly assigned duties, as she often does, to help make a presentation to a local business about their employee assistance program. FRC offers therapy, counseling and psychiatric medical care for employees of several local companies through employee assistance programs. Amber was thanked for her work in spreading the word about these services to business owners and managers.

Finally, Tim Christensen, a recreation tech, was recognized for his kind heart and caring personality. A short time ago, Tim went out of his way to help a new patient at FRC. When people are first admitted to the partial hospitalization program, they are often foggy, nervous, anxious and apprehensive. Tim always helps to get them settled in, and he does everything he can to make them feel comfortable. This time, he buddied up with the patient and hung out with him during his first days at FRC. Tim made sure his apartment was stocked with groceries and anything else he may have needed as the weekend approached.

Also pictured: Shannon Large, one of our April Golden Star winners.