Penny Tutter of Lincoln was named the February employee of the month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. Tutter has worked as a Registered Nurse in the emergency department at ALMH for 2 years.
Tutter was nominated for Employee of the Month by a co-worker who appreciates her amazing attitude, the great care she provides patients, and her willingness to help co-workers.
Tutter earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Millikin University. Her nursing career began in the pediatric intensive care unit and shortly thereafter she was given the opportunity to be a pediatric flight nurse.
As a nurse in the emergency department, Tutter’s duties include providing the best care she can to her patients. As part of the emergency department staff her role includes providing patient education regarding their health, administering medication, and providing comfort. Nurses provide comfort in a variety of ways. It may be through pain medications, reposition or “just whatever I can do to make the patient and their families more comfortable”, said Tutter.
Tutter enjoys her work at ALMH and is proud to be part of a wonderful team. She says that the staff at ALMH “take a great amount of pride in providing excellent care to our patients. ALMH is a great place to work because everyone treats you like family. Administration does a great job of treating everyone like an individual and making you feel like you matter,” said Tutter.
Tutter lives in Lincoln with her husband, Ben, and their four children.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. ALMH employs over 310 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.