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ALMH Announces September Employee of the Month


Diane Buse of Lincoln has been named the September Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.  Buse has worked as a unit secretary in the acute care department at ALMH for over seven years. 

As the unit secretary, Buse greets visitors and families when they arrive on the acute care floor. She supports the nurses and nurse technicians throughout her work day and ensures a healing environment and patient privacy.

Her nominator, Nicole Sochotsky, wanted to recognize Diane for creating a great place to work by truly caring about her co-workers.

“I commute to work and work every other weekend.  So even though she wasn’t at work on the day of a big accident on I-55 she knew I would be called to work.  She called me to tell me to be safe.  It is co-workers like this that are the reason I commute to work.  Thank you for truly caring about all your co-workers and making me feel cared about,” said Sochotsky.

“My co-workers make ALMH great. They make me and their patients feel special. They advocate for our patients and their families to ensure the highest quality care,” said Buse.

Buse has been married to her husband Steve for 37 years. They have two children, Christopher and Katie. She enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Clara.

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 330 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit