LINCOLN – Pat McDonnough of Mount Pulaski, an entrance attendant and laboratory courier at Lincoln Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for November.
McDonnough joined Lincoln Memorial Hospital in 2014. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, McDonnough has made hundreds of patient specimen deliveries to COVID-19 testing facilities in Springfield to ensure patients would not have to delay a procedure to wait on COVID-19 test results. He also spent “many, many” weekends helping co-workers collect COVID-19 swabs and organize paperwork, said hospital officials.
“Pat is always willing to make trips [to supply facilities in Springfield] during off hours for our regular couriers. Our jobs would be so much more stressful without him,” said one of McDonnough’s co-workers, who nominated him to receive recognition.
Outside of work, McDonnough enjoys spending time with his wife, Jane, and his three children, as well as gardening, hunting and fishing.