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Unity Health Announces Associate of the Quarter

Hospital news | Monday, April 8, 2019

Unity Health associates recently selected Wilma Payne as the Associate of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2016. She has been with the hospital for four years and works in the Emergency Department (E.D.) located on Unity Health's White County Medical Center campus.

"I felt a little overwhelmed and undeserving, when I received the award but at the same time honored to be selected as associate of the quarter," Payne said. "I am truly blessed to be part of an amazing team that I believe goes above and beyond to make a difference in our community. Thank you for this honor."

Attributes of the Associate of the Quarter include high values, a positive attitude and sense of professionalism. Payne reflects the core values of the hospital: integrity, teamwork, compassion, excellence, stewardship, innovation and a heart of service.

"I am thrilled that Wilma was nominated for Associate of the quarter as I think she does an awesome job," said Melissa Bauer, Director of the E.D. at Unity Health - WCMC. "She is always nice and helpful to others whether they are patients, families or coworkers. She is also great about thinking forward as far as anticipating the needs of others before she is even asked to. She is always willing to help whenever needed, however she can. I feel blessed to have Wilma as part of our E.D. family."


As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The Searcy facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – After Hours Clinic, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.