Henderson County Campus 270-827-7700 Union County Campus: 270-389-5000

Angela Johnson - MHUC Spirit of Excellence - 2nd Quarter 2018

Angela Johnson - MHUC Spirit of Excellence - 2nd Quarter 2018

Angela Johnson, Speech Language Pathologist, Union County Therapy Services, began her career in December 2014 at Methodist Health and then transferred to Methodist Health Union County in February 2016.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences in 2009 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Johnson, who lives in Shawneetown, IL, with her three children, first worked for an Illinois early intervention program for children and later for a hospital and nursing home in Harrisburg, IL, before accepting the position with Methodist Health. “I wanted to do more in-hospital work,” she said.

The favorite part of her job is working with patients who have swallowing disorders, helping them learn to swallow safely. She also enjoys working with pediatric patients. “I love hearing kids learn how to talk and helping them expand their expressive language skills,” she said.

Johnson noted, “We have a really good collaborative team effort here, which I enjoy.”

Comments from her nominator:

“She provides excellent care to all her patients. She reviews the majority of admissions that are high risk for special difficulties and works with the Dietary Department to ensure their food consistencies are correct. She takes time to feed individual patients their meals to ensure their safety. She takes time with each patient on their cognitive issues and never acts as if she only has a certain amount of time for each of them.”

“She always has a smile on her face and ends her therapy sessions by thanking the patient for working with her.”

“She’s passionate in the care she provides to her patients and individualizes their care plans. She involves the patient in the care plan and goals and communicates with patients and family members about progress in their goals. She also communicates with the physicians about specified treatment or care the individual patient needs.”

The Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes employees within the scope of our organization who have demonstrated superb customer service, positive performance, involvement, respect, initiative and team member. If you received excellent care and/or service from a Methodist Health or Methodist Health Union County employee, nominate them for the Spirit of Excellence Award. Nominations can be submitted online at www.methodisthospital.net/SOE.