Johnston CORE is the new employee engagement advisory council led and managed by Johnston Health Employees. CORE stands for “Creating Opportunities. Recognizing Employees.” Meet our CORE members with our weekly profiles and fun facts.
Meet Jessica Herring
Jessica Herring loves being a nurse in the Smithfield emergency department where every day brings on challenges, rewards and, always, the unexpected. She has been with Johnston Health the past 14 years.
“During their visits, patients and families look to their nurse for answers and guidance,” she says. “I treat them the way I would want to be treated. In this way, you can never go wrong.”
One of the most enjoyable parts of her job has been to precept students, paramedics and new nurses. “Making a good first impression is crucial to their future at the hospital,” she says. “It’s neat that some of them still work here.”
Herring lives in Newton Grove and enjoys spending time with her 3-year-old son, Paxton. And one day, she would like to go back to school to advance her education.
“I feel the CORE team is off to a great start,” she says. “With representatives from so many areas in the hospital, I think we, as a team, can work together to make things happen for our employees.“
Toward that end, she offers this quote from Henry Ford: Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
What’s been your proudest moment? The proudest moment for me was 04-25-15 which was the day I had my son, Paxton.
What’s your favorite fast food? Well, I find myself frequenting McDonald’s a lot. Not that it is my favorite place, but I am guessing that it might have a little something to do with having a toddler that likes the play place.