Julie Scissom, a registered nurse who has served in the hospital outpatient surgery department for seven years and in its pediatrics and obstetrics units prior to that, is Franciscan Health Michigan City’s February Ambassador of the Month.
The award has been presented by the hospital’s Social and Recognition Committee since 1988 and recognizes employees who exhibit the mission and values of Franciscan Alliance, which include compassion for those in need, respect for life and the dignity of mankind, wellness and prevention of illness, restoration to health and acceptance of death as the final step toward wholeness. Recipients also have demonstrated courtesy, the proper attitude and enthusiasm for their work.
Scissom, who resides in LaPorte with her husband, Steven (they have a son and two daughters), was nominated for the award by coworker, who said Scissom, “is a hardworking, considerate professional and a dedicated member of the surgical team.”
She was nominated for the honor by a coworker, who called her “a remarkable, helpful and compassionate nurse and a down-right good person.”
Asked how she felt about receiving the honor, Scissom said she initially was embarrassed, but then felt “very honored.” She added, “I have worked in several hospital departments and feel blessed to work with some amazing people. We truly have a great team.”
When she is not working, Scissom enjoys horseback riding and doing home improvement projects.
In recognition of the honor, Scissom, as are all Ambassador recipients, was honored with a special billboard display for the month, a privileged parking spot, an Ambassador badge holder, a photo on the Ambassador of the Month wall that displays the previous 12 months’ winners, and $150.