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Judy Hudgions - Quarterly Spirit of Excellence, Henderson

Judy Hudgions - Quarterly Spirit of Excellence, Henderson

Judy Hudgions has worked in Centralized Scheduling, Scheduling/Registration Clerk in Registration/Financial Services since June 11, 2001, but her tenure with Methodist Hospital began much earlier, on October 22, 1979, when she was hired as a temporary worker and then moved into a Unit Secretary position for Nursing Services. She held several positions in Fiscal Services and was the Unit Secretary on the Medical Unit and Pediatrics before first assuming the position she holds now in Centralized Scheduling in 1994. In 2000, she moved to the Emergency Department, working nights as a Registration Specialist while attending Ivy Tech Community College to become an LPN. After graduating in 2001, she returned to Fiscal Services and several months later assumed the position she holds today.

Her duties include scheduling all types of outpatient testing, including radiology and cardiopulmonary. “I like talking to the patients,” she said, “going over their preps and doing pre-certifications for insurance and doctor verifications, when needed.”

As a long-term employee with nearly 40 years of tenure here, Hudgions has seen a lot of changes. “Methodist Hospital is a good place to work,” she continued. “I’ve been offered other jobs but I enjoy my job and choose to stay here. It’s like home and coworkers have become like family.” Her two sisters work at Methodist Hospital, too — Joy Hudgions in Childcare and Janet Schmitt in OB.

Judy is a lifelong Henderson resident. She has two sons, a daughter and one grandson with another on the way. Receiving the Spirit of Excellence award left her “speechless and stunned.” Hudgion said, “I am appreciative of the honor. I really try to do a good job so it’s nice to be recognized.”

Comments by her nominators:
“Centralized Scheduling requires much knowledge of procedures for various patients. She handles many calls a day with class and compassion. Judy has been an asset to Methodist Hospital for almost 40 years. She is very deserving of the Spirit of Excellence award.”

“She is kind and compassionate from the first patient in the day to the last.”

“Judy is a good listener and understands everything about scheduling. She is definitely an asset to this Hospital. After all, almost 40 years of experience is a very dedicated employee.”

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 Hospital employee, nominate them for the Spirit of Excellence Award. Nominations can be submitted online here.