Joe Real, EMT-P Shift Leader, Pre-Hospital
I live in: Rock Falls
Joined CGH on: January 1, 1989
Education: Sterling High School, OSF St. Anthony's Paramedic Program
Family: Wife, Karen
Proudest Achievement: The honor of serving for so long with the talented staff in Pre-Hospital
Hobbies: Working in my workshop, grilling, music and the Chicago Bears
Purpose, Worthwhile Work, Making a Difference!
Joe treats everyone he encounters with a high level of empathy and compassion. I hear about it from others, and I had an experience with him today where I observed it first-hand. I was in a ride along with him years ago and was in complete admiration of how he approaches his job and the way he gives a peaceful assurance to those he’s trying to help. If ever there is someone deserving of this recognition, it is Joe. He is one of the best!
We congratulate Joe on being chosen March's Employee of the Month.