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MAPLE Award Recipient – Rhonda Trent

Posted on May 27, 2021

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. Rhonda Trent was our April Maple Award recipient. 

Rhonda works in our food services department as a cook and supervisor over our dietary team and she has been at MHHS for five years. She chose to work at Morristown-Hamblen because she needed a change and wanted to help people in the healthcare field. Rhonda says her inspiration is to simply make people happy.

Her goal in working at MHHS is to give her best and help her teammates by serving our patients and employees food every day. She attended Morristown East High School and has been cooking since she was 15 years old. She has worked in healthcare for over 20 years.

Rhonda says her greatest accomplishment is her family. She has been married for over 41 years, has three sons, three grandchildren, with one on the way.

Receiving the MAPLE award was very meaningful to Rhonda. “I was very surprised and it meant so much to me. I try my best to make my patients happy and help my coworkers out. I appreciate the Morristown-Hamblen team for believing me and recognizing my effort I give,” she says.

More about the MAPLE Award:

The MAPLE Award was established in 2018 by the Patient Family Partnership Council 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