GADSDEN, Al., May 3, 2018 – Cilicia Arrington, case management assistant at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, has been honored as one of only seven finalists out of more than 30,000 inpatient rehabilitation employees in the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, network to receive the 2018 Outstanding Employee Achievement Award. Cilicia was honored yesterday at an awards gala in Birmingham, Alabama.
Award finalists were 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 Encompass Health’s 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals honoring an employee of the year. Then, seven winners were named at the regional level.
“Cilicia strives to make everyone else’s job easier through her organization and planning. She starts each day by helping her case managers plan their own, so that they have more time to focus on patient’s needs,” said Kayla Feazell, CEO of Encompass Health Gadsden. “Even if she can do just a few little things for the case managers, she knows it helps to lighten their load.”
Cilica is dedicated and hardworking, and she continuously uses her first-hand knowledge of what patients experience to improve the hospital. During the recent holiday season, Cilicia organized a clothing drive in the hospital, encouraging employees to donate clothing appropriate for the hospital’s rehabilitation environment. These items are readily available to patients in need.
“Cilicia is fondly known as the go-to person for assisting with celebrations or when we need new and creative ideas or organization tips,” Feazell said. “She is always resourceful, empathetic and happy to offer assistance.”
Learn more about Cilicia by watching this brief video.
About Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden is a 44-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Etowah, Calhoun, Marshall, Cherokee, Dekalb and St. Clair counties, the hospital is located at 801 Goodyear Avenue and on the Web at www.encompasshealth.com/gadsdenrehab.
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 130 hospitals, 221 home health locations, and 59 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.