March 2012 Employee of the Month


Edson Lira

CNA- Surgical

I live in:

 Rock Falls, Illinois


Joined CGH in:


February 8, 2011




Rock Falls High School, Radiology Tech degree from college in Mexico, CNA certification from Sauk Valley Community College




Parents, Carlos and Tina  Wife, Yeni; daughters: Evelyn and Isabelle


Proudest Achievement:


My education and my family


Running and reading

Why Edson Was Chosen CGH Employee of the Month

From Julie Morse:  I have on my white board outside my office: “How are YOU promoting our wound center, let me know.” I tell other staff that I am not the only employee that should be promoting our services, we all should be.
Edson came to me one day and said that he and his mother get into conversations with the people that come into their family owned business. He then asked me if I had any type of poster or anything that he could put up in their business to advertise/promote the wound center. I gave him a table topper with the little flyers that people can tear off with our contact information on it.
I had this question on my white board for a month and he is the only employee/doctor that said anything to me about it. I received a complimentary e-mail from a CCU nurse the same day with rave reviews for Edson’s caring and compassion.
From several nurses on the surgical inpatient unit:
Edson is always performing his job with a smile on his face and takes time to communicate with his patients, giving them a little extra TLC. He is very friendly, compassionate, prompt, and truly loves his job. He is always willing to come in extra, whether it’s to help the day or night shift. He excels as an aide using the AIDET tool.  Edson also came to work on the surgical floor one night after going to the oral surgeon and had 2 wisdom teeth extracted.  He did not want his team to have to work short that night.  It is a joy to work with him.

Congratulations Edson!


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