Jasmine Ryan, RN, was named the 2019 STAR of the Year by Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) for the caring attitude she displays to patients, as well as the quality of the care she provides.
“I am both humbled and thrilled to be honored with this award,” said Ryan, “but is not hard to do your best when you love what you do. Taking good care of patients is just what we do at Collingsworth General.”
A Hereford, Texas, native, Ryan moved to Wellington in 2016, following graduation from the nursing program at Amarillo College and joined the hospital as a staff nurse. But it was the community that first attracted Ryan and her husband, Michael, to Wellington. “We both loved this town, and knew it would be a great place to raise our family,” she explained. “The fact that my husband loves the hunting here was just a bonus,” she added laughingly.
Healthcare is the family business with Ryan focusing on nursing and her husband serving as an emergency medical technician. These careers allow them both to work in a smaller community, like Wellington, where residents have placed a priority on the availability of local healthcare services.
“I guess I’ve always been a bit of a mother hen, and became a nurse because I love to take care of people,” noted Ryan. “Living in Wellington and working at Collingsworth General gives me the opportunity to provide neighbors, friends and family with truly personalized care.”
“I want to extend my congratulations to Jasmine for her STAR nomination, and selection as both our third-quarter and annual STAR,” said Candy Powell, hospital administrator. “Jasmine represents all of the nurses in our hospital and clinic who provide great care to our patients all day, every day.”
The STAR program was initiated by Collingsworth General in May 2015 to recognize employees who exemplify the attributes of Service, Teamwork, Attitude and Results. Employees may be nominated by another employee, physician, patient or visitor. Nomination forms and boxes have been placed in the clinic and hospital lobbies to allow the entire community to participate in this process.
Jasmine Ryan, RN, receives her 2019 STAR of the Year Award from Collingsworth General Hospital.