Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Education Specialist Jodi Bedard of Merrifield was recognized this week as an “I Care” Ambassador for the care and compassion she provides to employees and others. She will be honored at the organization’s annual celebration on May 20.
A member of CRMC’s staff the past eight years, Bedard is being distinguished for always being willing to help others and the organization with her support.
One of her nominators stated, “Jodi deals with every department at CRMC and is always smiling and willing to help no matter how challenging the situation. She is obviously a proud CRMC employee.” Another nominator said, “One of best roles Jodi held at CRMC was overseeing orientation. She poured her heart into that first day so new employees could have a great experience. She wants everyone to love CRMC as much as she does. Jodi is that genuine person who takes time for everyone; smiling and nodding throughout your entire conversation.”
A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Bedard earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Journalism from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
CRMC’s “I Care” Award was established in 2013 to recognize employees who consistently provide compassionate care, a personal touch, and true caring. Those selected have demonstrated excellence in CRMC’s values of ICARE: inspiring, community involvement, approachable, relationships, and excellence. Other recipients were Receptionist Teddi Miehlke of Deerwood, Pre-op Education Nurse Joyce Gindorff of Crosby, Receptionist Judy Oestreich of Garrison, Facilities Engineer Jared Monson of Deerwood, Business Office Lead Pat Glenz of Crosby and Human Resources Generalist Jody Rau of Crosslake.