Johnston County

Hospital salutes home health nurse

Johnston Health chief executive Chuck Elliott congratulates Beth Walker, a home health nurse. With them, from left, are administrative director Tracey Carson, chief nursing officer officer Ruth Marler and home care and hospice director Marisa Hamilton.
Johnston Health chief executive Chuck Elliott congratulates Beth Walker, a home health nurse. With them, from left, are administrative director Tracey Carson, chief nursing officer officer Ruth Marler and home care and hospice director Marisa Hamilton. JOHNSTON HEALTH

Johnston Health has named Beth Walker an ambassador. She is a home health nurse.

Chuck Elliott, president and chief executive of Johnston Health, said Walker exemplifies the true nature of a home health nurse. “She delivers compassionate care to all in need,” he said. “She mentors new employees and shares with them her passion for home health. She has a way of making everyone laugh.”

During her 24 years with Johnston Health, Walker has also worked in education, behavioral health, intensive care and in the emergency department. While a charge nurse in the ER, she put in place a special-care plan for patients who have been sexually assaulted. She has also worked closely with Johnston County EMS as the hospital’s liaison.

Through the ambassador program, Johnston Health recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. In addition to eight hours of paid time off, they receive a personalized parking sign and dedicated space for a month.

Walker and her husband, Brian, live in Smithfield. They have two children, Garrison, 17, and Olivia, 14.

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