Terri Gehring, Vice-President of Operations, was recently nominated for the Kansas Hospital Association’s Health Care Worker of the Year Award.

McPherson Hospital announces that Terri Gehring, Vice-President of Operations, was recently nominated for the Kansas Hospital Association’s Health Care Worker of the Year Award.

This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital.

“Terri Gehring has devoted 36 years of service to McPherson Hospital, starting in medical records and working her way to chief operating officer. Gehring is passionate and driven, wearing the hats of risk management, medical staff/credentialing coordinator, safety huddle coordinator, patient satisfaction coordinator and the list goes on,” said McPherson Hospital CEO Rob Monical in her nomination. “In all of these roles, she works hard to be a mentor and resource. She is a great listener, very compassionate to patients when they have issues and is a constant advocate for both patients and staff. She is the first to step up and help wherever she can, is active in all of the hospital committees, works with all departments and is known by all to be the go-to person.

“Gehring goes out of her way to make sure that staff feel comfortable meeting with her. She wants to make McPherson Hospital the best it can be and understands what it takes to make that happen.”

Gehring and other nominees were recently recognized at a ceremony at KHA’s annual convention in Overland Park.

“Gehring is truly a pillar of McPherson Hospital,” Monical continued. “She has a servant’s heart and leads by example. In short, McPherson Hospital is a better place because of Terri.”