Effie Baxter, Longtime DCMH Employee, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
While everyone loves a good surprise, Effie Baxter, of Chester, recently got one that she’ll never forget. Baxter, a 27-year veteran of the Linen department at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, was recognized for her dedication and professional excellence with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Crozer-Keystone Health System’s linen provider.
Miss Effie, as she is affectionately known around DCMH, is known for two things – her hardworking style and sunny personality. Always wearing a smile, she will ask how your day is going, or what your kids are up to. When it’s time to roll up her sleeves and work, however, Baxter puts that friendly demeanor – along with her longtime knowledge and experience – to its best use.
As linen supervisor and a valued member of the hospital’s Environmental Services (EVS) department, Baxter works to maintain a constant flow of linen – making sure nursing units and other patient care areas are sufficiently stocked. She was instrumental in forming hospital-wide bed-change policies, and assures that linen carts are orderly and neat. Most importantly, she has that endearing “personal touch” and can often be found engaging with patients – making sure their linen and EVS needs are being met.
It was these traits that earned Baxter the award. “Ms. Effie, as she’s known to many, has served as DCMH liaison with our provider for many years, and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in that functional area,” says Chris Motyka, director of Environmental Services for Crozer-Keystone Health System. “Her uplifting and continuous positive attitude is evident to everyone she works with. In addition to her linen responsibilities, Ms. Effie also frequently serves as an EVS supervisor. Ms. Effie, congratulations – you are a very valued member of the DCMH team!”
Upon receiving the award, Baxter summed it all up by saying, “I thank God for all He has done in my life, where he has brought me from, and where I am now. I just love what I do!”