Jamestown  (JRMC) — Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) recently announced Erin Stewart as its most recent Legend Award recipient.

The Legend Award is the most prestigious distinction for a JRMC employee. The Legend Award recognizes employees who exceed expectations and make THE difference in the lives of those they serve.

The JRMC Emergency Department nominated Stewart because of her willingness to always go above and beyond to help out her coworkers.

“Every morning, Stewart stops down to ask if we need any help,” JRMC Emergency Department Registered Nurse, Rachel Macdonald wrote. “Erin is a team player and deserves to be recognized and thanked for going out of her way to make certain that other departments are doing okay.”

Originally from Bakersfield, Calif., Stewart joined the JRMC team in 2016 and resides in Jamestown. She chose JRMC after hearing from former classmates that at JRMC you’re more than just a number – you’re part of a family.

JRMC’s 350 employees cast anonymous votes to select each Legend Award winner.

The purpose of the Legend Award is to inspire, motivate and capture the moments that define JRMC. The goal is to help employees and volunteers connect to the sense of purpose that brought them to the organization. This award is for employees who’ve made extreme efforts to benefit their patients and colleagues.

“The nominations inspire staff members to continually be the best, exceed expectations and make THE difference in the lives of those we serve,” said JRMC President & CEO, Mike Delfs.

Once nominated, both JRMC administration and employees vote on their favorite nominees and their stories.

“Erin has a ‘can do attitude.’ She has been instrumental in ensuring that JRMC provides quality and safe respiratory care. Erin is quick to step in to offer assistance and support her fellow co-workers,” said JRMC Chief Operating Officer Ricki Ramlo. “We are blessed to havet his California ‘clinician’ on our North Dakota-JRMC team.”

The Legend Award first began in 2012. Since then, more than 35 individuals have been named Legends and more than 110 employees were nominated.

To read Stewart’s full story, visit www.jrmcnd.com.

About Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jamestown Regional Medical Center is located at 2422 20th St. SW, Jamestown, N.D. and serves approximately 55,000 people in nine counties. In 2019, it was named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” as well as a “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” For more information, visit www.jrmcnd.com or call 701-952-1050.