Gina Baker, floor nurses are ‘Caring Kind’ at BCHC

Gina Baker, left, with Cindy Lesiak, vice president of patient services.

Boone County Health Center announced last week that Gina Baker has received this year’s Caring Kind award.
Each year, BCHC recognizes one staff member who has gone above and beyond to be caring and kind to fellow staff and patients. To receive this award, a staff member must first be nominated by a co-worker and then receive the most votes on the ballot.
Baker’s co-workers wrote about her on the nomination form: “Gina is extremely dedicated to her patients and is always going above and beyond for Boone County Health Center. She is involved in several groups both at Boone County Health Center and in the community. The compassion Gina shows her patients is phenomenal. Gina may have her own battles to fight, but this does not keep her from being positive and upbeat. She always puts others first, even on days when she’s not feeling well herself.”
Gina is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) and has worked at Boone County Health Center since 2001. She is a graduate of St. Edward High School, and earned her bachelor’s degree in human services administration and sociology from Hastings College. She received her master’s degree in human development (MHD) from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Each year, BCHC staff also votes on a Department of the Year. This year the staff chose the hospital floor nursing staff as Department of the Year.
Staff said: “Our hospital floor nursing staff is devoted to their patients and go the extra mile to provide the highest level of care for everyone who comes through the hospital doors. They are kind and compassionate to patients, willing to help out whenever and however it is needed, and work amazingly well as a team.”

See complete story in this week’s Albion News, Petersburg Press and St. Edward Advance.