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Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services Names Poppen July Employee of the Month


Katie Poppen, has been named the July Employee of the month for Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services.  Katie received an associate’s degree at Southeast Tech and has worked at the hospital since November, 2007. She has contributed her time in several roles and is currently the night cook for patients and staff.

Those who nominated Katie described her exceptional customer service.  One commented that “Katie is one of the hardest working individuals that I know.”  She is a very caring and wonderful person who is always joking with people and getting them to laugh.  She is a definite asset to PMH&HS and is very helpful to all who enter the dietary department.

When not at work serving the needs of others, Katie likes to paint and take photographs.  Overall though, she likes making people laugh and smile as well as spending time with family.  Her parents are Jeff & Susan Poppen, Brother, Wade Poppen, Sister and Brother-in-law, Kari and Jace Jensen.  She absolutely loves her nephews; Austin, Logan, Wyatt, and her niece Sophia and her nephews Cage and Clayton Fitzgerald and her niece Kaylee Fitzgerald.

When asked what this award means to her, Katie stated, “It means I am doing what makes me happy, making others smile and laugh as well as getting to make great food.  Caring for my residents and fellow staff members makes work amazing.”

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