Catawba Valley Medical Center recognizes November 2013 CARE Employee

1113_Williamson_Ashleigh_4x6HICKORY, NC – Nov. 13, 2013 – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) recognized Ashleigh Williamson, Registered Nurse, Telemetry, as the November 2013 CARE Employee.

Following are remarks offered in nominating Ashleigh: “She was very professional as well as being friendly and caring. Even with the unit being very busy, she seemed to be able to make time to take care of all my needs and questions. She was genuinely concerned for my wellbeing and condition. When I was discharged she went over all procedures concerning wound care and new prescriptions. When I left I had no unanswered questions. I believe that Ashleigh should be recognized for outstanding performance. Thank you for a very comfortable stay.”

Catawba Valley Medical Center’s CARE employee, nominated monthly by employees and guests, embodies Courtesy, Attitude, Respect and Enthusiasm for commitment to maintaining a positive guest relations atmosphere while demonstrating a sincere compassion and concern for patients and fellow staff members.

About Catawba Valley Medical Center

Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory, N.C., is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system and serves the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness services, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has been recognized with three Women’s Choice Awards, being named one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2012 and 2013, a 2013 Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics and one of America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013 by WomenCertified®. CVMC received the 2013 QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier, recognizing a reduction in harm, mortality, readmissions and costs, while improving the patient experience and delivering evidence-based care. For more information, please visit

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