December 2018 Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to our December Employee of the Month, Darci Barnes!

Darci began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant with the Good Samaritan Society at Callaway.   She work for Good Samaritan for 10 years and then stayed on when the transition to Callaway Good Life Center was made.  Darci has a patient soul and a calming presence and is loved by all the residents. Darci is a member of the QAPI Team and volunteers for quality committees to ensure that the residents are getting the best care possible. Darci is always ready to lend a hand and a smile.

Darci loves spending time with her family, mom-Barb, dad-Don, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and her children Bobbi who is 20, and twins, Anna and Ivy Tullis, both 12 years old, and cat Lewis who is 1.5 years old!  She is also an avid reader.

Darci was nominated by 3 of her co-workers, who said this, “Darci stayed at the facility thru out the storm to ensure that she worked her scheduled shifts and to ensure residents’ needs were met.  Darci has 2 children at home that she arranged for their safety and and care also.  Thank You!”  “Darci is always quick to lend a helping hand.  She picks up extra shifts and comes in extra when we have a call in.  Darci is also one of the best team players when it comes to new staff.  She helps get the newbies trained and trained properly and she never grumbles.  Darci always puts our resident first and her years of dependability definitely help to make her a wonderful and loving C N A.”  “Darci is a great team player, she’s always willing to help out when needed.  Darci puts the residents first.  We appreciate all your hard work Darci, Thank you!

We asked Darci why she likes what she does and she explained, “I love making a difference in people’s lives.  I love the knowledge I have gotten from our residents and I love getting to know their families.  I have met some really amazing people over the years!”