Memphis Native and HealthSouth North Memphis Employee Recognized with Companywide Award

7/17/2014

Kametra LeavyMEMPHIS, TENN. – Kametra Leavy, rehabilitation nursing technician, started her career at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital North Memphis five years ago. She discovered HealthSouth North Memphis on accident one day and decided to apply for a job position. Now she enjoys interacting with different patients and seeing patients leave doing things they couldn’t do before. Her dedication to her patients puts her in the spotlight as a finalist in HealthSouth’s companywide Outstanding Employee Achievement Awards.

Kametra, one of only six finalists out of 23,000 HealthSouth employees, received this annual recognition and was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Award winners are selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of the 103 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six finalists were named at the regional level; and one overall winner was named for the company.

“Kametra prides herself in exuding comfort, professionalism and respect to her patients, visitors, as well as her peers,” says Marcia Taylor, chief executive officer of HealthSouth North Memphis. “She is an outstanding employee who ensures excellent service from the minute our patients grace our hospital doors. Patients and families consistently provide commentary, cards and notes regarding the great care that Kametra provides. She is well deserving of this honor and we are so very proud of her.”

In her role at the hospital, she serves as a rehabilitation nursing technician helping patients regain strength and lost abilities. She strives to always have a positive attitude at work and to do her best. Outside of work, Kametra enjoys going for walks by the river, supporting her daughter during sports events and spending time at home with her family.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital North Memphis
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital North Memphis is a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Mid-South and is located at 4100 Austin Peay Highway, Memphis, Tennessee 38128 and on the Web at www.healthsouthnorthmemphis.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

Source: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of North Memphis

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