Health department celebrates Bailey as Employee of the Month

MORRIS – Judy Bailey, director of nursing, was selected as the Grundy County Health Department Employee of the Month for March 2014.

Bailey has taken the initiative to keep not only health department employees healthy, but has also encouraged all county employees to stay healthy while at work, according to a news release from the health department.

This health initiative, the “Walking Warriors,” is a 30 minute walking group that contributes toward reducing chronic health problems, such as coronary heart disease, various cancers, type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Bailey leads the group every day Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. with enthusiasm and laughter. Healthy employees often tend to be productive employees.

She also has shown great compassion when a county resident came to the Grundy County Administration Building and began to feel ill.

She stayed with this person, keeping him calm and reassuring him everything would be OK until the paramedics arrived.

“Judy is a great asset to the health department and we are glad she is part of our team,” stated the release.