At Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System (MHHS), we honor our staff who provide extraordinary care with The MAPLE Award, a locally created recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills our staff bring to patients and families every day. Michael Hendricks was just recently awarded the MAPLE award.
Michael Hendricks works at Morristown Regional Diagnostic Center (MRDC) as a MRI/X-Ray/CT Technologist. He has worked at MHHS over 10 years and chose to work here when he was a radiology student and started as PRN. He said it is a wonderful place to work with great people and this is where he believes God wants him to be.
Michael said his inspiration for what he does is part of the healing ministry of Jesus-taking care of His people, vessels that He send Michael’s way. Michael wants each of his patients to feel like they have been at home. His goals in working at MHHS are to give each patient the best care he can give to each of them. He believes in always working as a team.
Michael is from Logan, West Virginia and attended South College for Radiology as well as ETSU for the MRI program. His greatest accomplishment is his family. He said they are his driving force and are a gift from God. Michael said family is first always and wanted to thank his family including wife Sherri, his girls Chelsea, Kaley, Tiffany, and his mother-in-law Deloris. His wife is a two-year cancer survivor and thanks God for every year of life.
The MAPLE award was truly a surprise for Michael and he said it was awesome and is thankful. With or without awards, he said we should strive to give the highest level of care, compassion, and respect to all patients we come in contact with as well as their families, and our co-workers.
More about the MAPLE Award:
The MAPLE Award was established in 2018 by the Patient Family Partnership Council with consists of patients of our hospital and their family members who have united to develop programs that further the hospital’s mission. They created the MAPLE Award to recognize staff who are not nurses, but make a big difference in the lives of so many people. You can nominate an ancillary staff member by visiting www.morristownhamblen.com/maple.
MAPLE Award Nomination Criteria
M – Marvelous
A – Ancillary
P – People
L – Leading
E – Excellence