Lindsey Rock is Boone Hospital Center’s Employee of the Month for January 2014. Click here to nominate someone for Employee of the Month.
Serving intensive care patients is a challenging job involving close collaboration with physicians and careful attention to the patients’ needs. But that very challenge is exactly what Registered Nurse Lindsey Rock finds appealing.
“We will have patients come in who are very sick and it’s very rewarding after a few days or a few weeks to watch their progress and see them come out of the ICU,” she said.
Lindsey is a Boone Baby who went to Hickman High School and later played softball at Truman State University. She graduated with an exercise science degree in 2009 and then chose to enter the accelerated nursing program at the University of Missouri, graduating in 2010.
She immediately went to work at Boone Hospital, which is exactly where she wanted to work.
“It was my ultimate goal to end up at Boone and it worked out for me,” she said. “I think I lucked out.”
She said her coworkers help make her job a great experience.
“They are very helpful, “ she said. “It’s more like a family than it is a job.”
Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys running and spending time with her family. She likes to vacation in Florida and is excited for an upcoming trip to Colorado where she will try skiing for the first time.
She feels very honored to be named employee of the month.
“I was just speechless when they told me,” she said. ”There are so many incredible employees at Boone.”