In January 2009, Phyllis Muse, a long-time nurse at Boone County Hospital (BCH), was presented with the 2008 Brown Award. The Brown Award was established by Weldon J. Brown in honor of his parents, Eunice D. and Everett C. Brown, long-time residents of Boone. Each year, hospital employees nominate co-workers for the award who demonstrate outstanding service and exceptional accomplishments. The BCH Reward and Recognition Team then reviews all of the nominations and chooses one individual for the award. The recipient of the award receives a savings bond.
Phyllis has worked at Boone County Hospital since 1977 and is the Director of the BCH Specialty Clinic. She was nominated by a co-worker who says, “Phyllis is a staple at BCH. Through the years, she has worked in Med/Surg, OB, ER, as House Supervisor and as Clinic Director. She is loved and respected by all of her patients. Phyllis goes out of her way on a daily basis to make sure all of her patients are taken care of...the way they deserve. She adjusts her schedule to help her patients and will come in early or stay late. She even has made house calls for some very ill patients.” The employee adds, “Phyllis’ heart is as big as they come. She buys birthday and anniversary gifts for her sick patients. Patients call her at home for advice and she always takes the time to explain things to them. Phyllis has helped her patients personally as well as professionally. For instance, she has a patient that is low on cash. Phyllis has taken her food and clothes, and tries to help in any way possible to make the patient’s life a little happier. The specialists she works with respect her experience. She always gives them 110 percent. Phyllis is one of a kind. She cares and works hard! She has always been a dedicated employee of BCH.”
Pictured with Phyllis is BCH CEO Joe Smith