HealthSouth Lakeview Versatile Administrative Assistant Named Companywide Regional Award Winner


Jennifer PhelpsJennifer Phelps’ job title at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital in Elizabethtown may be administrative assistant, but she serves more roles than that at the inpatient rehabilitation hospital. A pharmacy technician for more than 20 years, Jennifer joined HealthSouth Lakeview as a unit secretary and was quickly promoted to administrative assistant.

Aside from her duties as an assistant, she helps organize hospital events and activities, pitches in to help other departments when needed and checks in on the hospital’s patients who are recovering from major illnesses and injuries such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations helping them reach goals and reclaim independence. Her versatility and willingness to help others has placed her in the spotlight as a finalist for HealthSouth’s overall Outstanding Employee Achievement Award.

Jennifer, one of only six finalists out of more than 28,000 HealthSouth employees, received this annual recognition and was honored at an award banquet held yesterday 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 HealthSouth’s 123 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six finalists were named at the regional level; and one overall recipient was named for the company.

“Jennifer’s favorite saying is ‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is now.’ Jennifer has truly lived this motto to the fullest, going back to college to pursue a degree in social work, graduating from the 2016 Hardin County Leadership Class, and encouraging the patient and colleague experience daily in our hospital. Jennifer is a deserving and exemplary representative for our hospital, our community and our company for this honor,” said Lori Jarboe, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Lakeview.

Jennifer’s community involvement includes participating with the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central Kentucky and the “Give a Day of Hunger” event, which provides extra food to more than 1,500 children in five counties during spring, winter and fall school breaks.

About HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital is a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Hardin and surrounding counties, the hospital is located at 134 Heartland Drive and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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