Pictured is Leon Fenton, LPN being presented the 2016 Employee of the Year Plaque by Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., FMH CEO.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital announced recently that James Leon Fenton, LPN, Med/Surge Unit, has been voted to be the Employee of the Year by his peers.
Leon has been employed at Fairfield Memorial Hospital since 1976. He was named Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year in 2003 and has received both honors again in 2016. He is one of the most seasoned employees at Fairfield Memorial Hospital and currently the employee with the most years of service who is still working full-time. Leon is extremely laid back, friendly and always has a way of keeping things positive during the busiest days. His peers describe him as someone who always pitches in to help others. He works extremely well with the patients and families, many of whom have known Leon for so many years that they call him by name upon stepping out of the elevators onto second floor. He is definitely a staple of the facility and loved by many.
Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., FMH CEO, says, “Many years ago Leon shared his insight and words of wisdom that big problems can be solved in small steps – When you are quiet and listen carefully, the little voice in our heads will lead us in the right direction. Leon may not recall the counsel he once gave me, but he remains steadfast in his service and wisdom to many staff through the years – yet he has led a very unassuming servant’s life. Leon deserves respect and our gratitude for his friendship to all and the stability he provides our facility.”
“Leon has a wealth of knowledge and is able to run the desk during a hectic day without difficulty. He is extremely committed to Fairfield Memorial Hospital, and his dedication is second to none. We greatly appreciate all Leon does for us and are excited that he has been bestowed this honor for his commitment and loyalty to our hospital and his fellow team members,” stated Angie Meadows, RN, Med/Surg & ICU Nurse Manager.