LARNED — Tuesday, May 5, the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility announced its latest roster of Employees of the Quarter. Each quarter, winners are nominated by their peers. Then the Staff Recognition Committee, a cross section of employees, submit recommendations to the Warden for final selection. One staff member each is selected from among the uniformed, administrative, and nursing classifications.
Employees honored were: Uniformed Employee of the Quarter, Becky Kwiatkowski-Gabel, Corrections Officer I; Non-Uniformed Employee, Pamela Delp, Administrative Specialist; and Contract Employee, Jessica Pleasant, LPN.
Officer Kwiatkowski-Gabel began her career with LCMHF in March of 2019, as a Corrections Officer I. She is currently assigned as the Clinic Officer on the 2-10 shift.
Gabel’s nomination reads, “Officer Gabel is noted to always be displaying a positive and energetic attitude. She deals with any issues in a prompt, fair manner, using each situation as a learning opportunity for offenders. She is always willing to assist other officers, checking on others, and consistently offers to lend a hand.
“Officer Gabel is an asset to both LCMHF and the Kansas Department of Corrections and is quite deserving of this honor.”
Administrative Specialist Pamela Delp began her career with LCMHF in May of 2003 as an Administrative Assistant. In 2007, she promoted to her current position as Administrative Specialist.
Her nomination reads, “Pamela is the backbone of the Classifications and Records Department. The amount of paperwork Pamela deals with on a daily basis can be overwhelming, but she is always calm, cool and collected. She is a team player and works well with other staff, using every opportunity as a teaching moment. Pamela is usually the first person into work and the last to leave for the day, making sure everything is completed as needed. She exemplifies the word teamwork and LCMHF is very fortunate to have a staff member that works as hard as she does.”
LPN Jessica Pleasant began working with LCMHF’s health-care provider in June of 2018. In January 2019, she was assigned at the Chronic Care nurse. Additional roles of Utilization Management and Infection Control were added to her position in January of 2020.
Her nomination reads, “Jessie makes a lot of contributions to the Corizon team. She has quickly taken on new roles in the department. Jessie is highly motivated; it appears that nothing she is asked to do or to take on is too much for her. She shows support for her coworkers by staying late to help out or going above by working extra duties. LPN Pleasant is a great asset to both Corizon Health Services and LCMHF.”