News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Schwartzenberg, Director of Community Outreach and Development, The Outer Banks Hospital, (252) 449-5933
Date: January 31, 2018

Kristen Richardson is The Outer Banks Hospital’s 2017 Employee of the Year

Patient Access Representative Kristen Richardson is The Outer Banks Hospital’s 2017 Employee of the Year. Richardson joined the hospital in the summer of 2014 as a seasonal patient access representative, then set off to gain additional experience. In January of 2016, she brought those new skills back to OBH.

The Employee of the Year is selected from the year’s 12 Employees of the Month and exemplifies five values: compassion, excellence, integrity, innovation and teamwork. “Kristen demonstrates exceptional initiative, self-motivation and willingness to always perform at the highest levels of excellence,” said Patricia Minnefield, Richardson’s director. Minnefield continued, “She displays empathy, respect, integrity, patience and understanding when communicating with patients, families and co-workers.”
According to her co-workers, Richardson is a team player, considerate of others and committed to providing excellent service. She is positive and upbeat, and always ready to take on any task. She works seamlessly with all departments in the hospital, and demonstrates exceptional initiative.

“I’m fortunate I found my way back to the Outer Banks Hospital to work with such a supportive and wonderful team,” Richardson said. “I love working here and am thankful to have such wonderful co-workers.

Pictured above: Patricia Minnefield, Director of Patient Business Services; Richardson; Ronnie Sloan, President of The Outer Banks Hospital.