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Parkland Health Center’s Amber Conrad Named Star Service Team Member for August

(FARMINGTON, MO – September 11, 2020) – Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Amber Conrad RN, BSN, CIC has been selected as the ICARE Star Service Team Member for August 2020. Amber is an Infection Prevention Specialist and has worked at Parkland Health Center for sixteen years.
 
Amber’s nomination reads in part, “She goes above and beyond to ensure our facility is prepared and educated regarding COVID-19. When posed with questions, she answers based on facts and recommendations from the CDC and from BJC HealthCare. She’s happy to help staff members at any time, and she takes great pride in her work.
 
When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Amber replied, “My favorite part is the people here. I have been at Parkland for sixteen years, and I have made some lifelong friends here. One thing I am confident about is that the people at Parkland love what they do. Each department is passionate about the care they provide to our patients, and I feel like they truly care about this community. I have a wonderful support system in them, and I love it when we are all successful. I’m thankful for everyone’s hard work on this team – especially my partner and Occupational Health Nurse, David Voss, who cares so much for our team and positively impacts my work each day. We are a family!
 
Amber said she was very humbled when she learned she was selected for the ICARE Star Service award. “I am very proud of my profession, and all roles in health care have taken a ‘beating’ this year. It’s been hard, but look at us – we’re still here. We will overcome this challenge and even learn from it. I have so much love and respect for all the staff who have overcome their personal struggles and cared for our patients this year.
 
ICARE is Parkland Health Center’s patient experience service initiative, and the acronym represents the following values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence.
  
Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine. For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call (573) 756-6451 or the physician finder service at (573) 431-3338 or visit www.parklandhealthcenter.org.     
 
BJC HealthCare
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois, and mid-Missouri regions. Serving the health care needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities, BJC includes 15 hospitals and multiple health service organizations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care, and hospice. BJC’s nationally recognized academic hospitals, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine.

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