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Parkland Health Center’s Kelly Penberthy Named Our BJC Values Employee for August

(FARMINGTON, MO – September 13, 2021) – Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Kelly Penberthy was selected as the Our BJC Values Employee for the month of August 2021. Kelly is a member of the nursing resources team and has worked at Parkland Health Center for 9 years.
Kelly’s nomination reads in part, “She goes above and beyond to make patients feel valued and respected. She serves patients in the ED with compassion and displays empathy, which helps them feel comfortable during their visit. Kelly takes initiative to make sure patients have the most positive experience possible during some of the most difficult experiences of their lives. She treats every one of them with dignity.”
Upon learning she had been selected as August’s Our BJC Values Employee, Kelly said she felt shocked. “I thought, ‘Who could have done such a nice thing?’”, she said. “I work with some really great people who deserve this award.”
When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Kelly said, “The best thing about my job is knowing I am helping people. I enjoy working with the many professional people who are all so kind and caring to their patients and fellow employees.”
Although Kelly obtained a degree in Business Management, she always found herself seeking employment in the health care sector. Kelly stated, “Working in health care is a much more rewarding feeling knowing you are helping others.”
As part of BJC HealthCare, Parkland Health Center employees exhibit our shared values of compassion, respect, excellence, safety, and teamwork.

Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center includes two locations in Missouri — a full-service acute care hospital in Farmington as well as a three-bed critical access hospital in Bonne Terre. Parkland Health Center provides quality primary and secondary level inpatient and outpatient services to the people of St. Francois County and surrounding areas in southeastern Missouri.  Services across these two facilities include intensive care, obstetrics, geriatric psychiatry emergency services, oncology, infusion, sleep lab, wound care, and the Huckstep Heart and Lung 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
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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