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Adcock Nominated for State Level Award

Memorial Health has nominated Memorial Gables Administrator, Heather Adcock, as their nominee for the 2021 Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to one Ohio healthcare employee who personifies leadership, reflects the mission and values of his or her organization, routinely performs work in an exemplary manner, and gives back to the community.

In her formal role as the Administrator of Memorial Gables, Adcock has proactively led her team and residents through the COVID-19 pandemic. She worked alongside the Memorial Hospital and Memorial Gables teams, as well as the State of Ohio, to schedule COVID testing. She ensured compliance with state-approved visitations and helped to keep residents connected with their loved ones by facilitating visitations with creative options, from window-side to outside pods and tents. To help ensure that the Gables would be among the first to receive the vaccine when it became available, she worked diligently with the PharMerica program.

According to the nomination, Adcock was noted for going beyond the call of duty, always willing to roll up her sleeves to help ensure the job is completed. In anticipation of possible staff shortages due to the pandemic, Adcock even completed online STNA classes. She also coordinated outdoor parades to help reduce the feeling of isolation among residents.

“Heather well represents Memorial’s commitment to caring and service,” comments Chip Hubbs, President and CEO of Memorial Health. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, she actively promoted the wellness of Gables’ residents and team members by keeping informed of best practices and ensuring those practices were followed within the facility. It brings us great pride to nominate Heather for this statewide recognition.”

Outside of her position with Memorial, Adcock volunteers her time and talents in a variety of community programs. She works as a monthly support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association, assists veterans as an Honor Flight Guardian, helps pediatric cancer patients and their families as a Chapel Hill House volunteer, and participates in the Union County Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.

Adcock also serves on the Ohio Health Care Association Regulatory Committee, on the Union County Safety Council, and as a committee member for Union County Adult Protective Services.