LARNED — The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility announced its Outstanding Employees of the Third Quarter for 2021: Uniformed Employee of the Quarter, Jairo Martinez, Corrections Officer I; Non-Uniformed Employee, Tevye Sturtz, Unit Team Manager; and Contract Employee, Brittni Leiker, RN.
Martinez began his career with LCMHF in 2019, as a Corrections Officer I.
His nomination reads, “Martinez is very dependable and goes above and beyond to make it easier on everyone around him. After completing his own duties, he is often found assisting others.” Staff enjoy working with Martinez and appreciate his positive attitude.
Martinez exemplifies the word teamwork and LCMHF is very fortunate to have a staff member that works as hard as he does.
Unit Team Manager Sturtz began his career with LCMHF in 2002 as a Corrections Officer I. He promoted to Corrections Officer II in 2006, Corrections Specialist I in 2008, Corrections Counselor I in 2011, Corrections Counselor II in 2014, and to his current position in 2019.
His nomination reads, “Sturtz is a great boss; he listens and always tries to help. He communicates well and allows those he supervises to do their job.” Staff appreciate the wealth of knowledge and experience he shares.
Sturtz is an asset to both LCMHF and the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Leiker began working with LCMHF’s health-care provider in August of 2017 as a RN.
Her nomination reads, “Nurse Leiker is very knowledgeable and willing to teach and share that knowledge with others. She treats everyone with respect and makes the clinic environment professional, as well as fun.”
Leiker is a great asset to both Centurion and LCMHF.
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility is a 624-bed, multi-custody programming facility consisting of the Central Unit (medium/maximum custody) and South Unit (minimum custody).