(Batesville, Ark.) – Lavern Treadway, Environmental Service, is the White River Medical Center 2018 Employee of the Year. She was the May Employee of the Month as the representative of Environmental Focus, one of the five PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence) Standards. PRIDE standards are the guiding principles of customer service for White River Health System facilities. Employees select an overall Employee of the Year from the Employee of the Month winners. When asked why Lavern should be selected as Employee of the Year, co-workers replied, “She is kind, caring, and compassionate. She does her job with intent and a smile, and she is always willing to lend a helping hand. Lavern goes above and beyond to make others feel special during their birthday, anniversary, or any holiday. She is a joy to be around and an asset to White River Medical Center.” The Employee of the Year was revealed at a dinner honoring Employees of the Month. Those honored include; Amanda Whitaker, Executive Assistant; Debbie Mitchell, 3rd floor Nursing; Bailey Williams, CommHealth Coordinator; Jenny Callahan, Oncology Nurse Navigator; Lavern Treadway, Environmental Services; Kenneth “Kenny” Dingman, Electrician; Tyler Johnson, Medical Technologist; Cathy Loggains, Lead Biller; Melinda Parker, Clinical Educator; Amy Finster, Clinic Dietician; Andrew Mullins, Computer Operations Specialist; and Julie Dozer, Medical Assistant. The WRMC Employees of the Month are nominated by their peers for best demonstrating a PRIDE standard. The PRIDE standards are Prompt Service, Respect, Involved, Demeanor, and Environmental Focus.