Caldwell Memorial Receives Honor from NCDOL

(L-R) Cherie Berry, North Carolina Labor Commissioner; Rebecca Smith, Caldwell Memorial Chief Operations Officer; Mary McLeod, Caldwell Memorial Employee Health Family Nurse Practitioner; Angel Barber, Caldwell Memorial Corporate Director of Accreditation and Risk Management

Caldwell Memorial, the community hospital and one of the top employers in Caldwell County, recently received the Silver Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor. 

North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry visited our area on May 14 to present the awards for excellence in workplace safety.  At the event, Caldwell Memorial Hospital was honored for success in reducing work-lost time by fifty percent. 

No workplace – especially a hospital – is without hazards.  At any given time, a staff member can accidentally slip and fall on a wet floor.  Improperly stacked supplies or failure to use proper lifting techniques could also result in an employee being injured on the job.

“As part of our commitment to building a culture of safety and wellness, Caldwell Memorial continues to work toward keeping our employees safe,” said Rebecca Smith, Chief Operating Officer for CMH.  “Helping our staff to live healthier lifestyles provides a number of benefits to the hospital, and a commitment to workplace safety is a selling point for hiring and retaining the most qualified employees.

“Hiring, growing and retaining quality staff is a key measure for Caldwell Memorial,” Smith said. “A strong health care system for Caldwell County is part of building a strong economic base locally and in our region.  The growth and success of our hospital is one of the reasons we achieved this award.”

Earlier this year Caldwell Memorial Hospital also received the Industry of the Year award from Caldwell County Economic Development Commission.