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Jones named Employee of Quarter

The Crenshaw Community Hospital recently recognized their Employee of the Quarter. This quarter, Candy Jones had the honor of receiving the title for the work she does on site and behind the scenes.

“I was so honored. I truly don’t believe that I have done anything special to have received the award, but I was very thankful for the recognition,” Jones said.

Candy Jones

Candy Jones

“It means that I was chosen out of so many amazing friends and co-workers that are like family to me. I think everyone deserved it.”

Jones is a Special Services Case Manager at Crenshaw Community Hospital. Jones says her daily job consists of paperwork, phone calls, listening and taking time to understand the emotional distress her patients might be going through.

“Everyone that comes through our doors is very special to me.

My motivation is knowing that each day that I go to work, I have a chance to make a difference in someone’s life,” she said.

Jones not only takes care of patients, but also takes time to build positive relationships with her fellow employees.

“Candy is a very happy, uplifting person to all patients and employees every day,” said Bonnie Trotter, director of patients and public relations for Crenshaw Community Hospital.

“Even in difficult situations, she handles herself with grace and composure, and always makes sure that the ones she is in charge to take care of feel comfortable and at ease.  She is a very dedicated employee and loves this hospital.”

Jones says the most rewarding aspect of her job is to finally hear the laughter of someone she knows has been suffering emotionally.

She also notes that the most difficult portion of her job is watching patients who have made such great and positive strides go back into the world.

“The most difficult aspect of my job, I would say, is to watch our patients leave after making such a great turn around. The world is a harsh place, especially for those that have psychiatric issues,” Jones said.

“Resources for psychiatric patients are very limited. Each and every one of them carries a very special place in my heart. I pray for them daily.”