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Parkview Huntington names Healthcare Hero

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Parkview Huntington Hospital board member Jan Mattern was honored as the 2013 Healthcare Hero in Wabash County. The Healthcare Hero Award is presented annually to honor exceptional Wabash County healthcare workers and volunteers. The award provides the opportunity to celebrate the inspiration these “heroes” generate through their dedication and commitment in care-giving.

This year Jan Mattern was presented with this award. Mattern is the safety administrator and company nurse at Ford Meter Box in Wabash and a dedicated community volunteer. Mattern’s nominators are Wabash County Health Department nurses Lori Foust and Taisha Moore. They write that Mattern “serves as a living example of dedication and commitment to true patient advocacy, delivering personalized care to all patients. She serves as an important reminder that patient care is about people first. Mattern is a leader among leaders, with grace and generosity. She is highly skilled, compassionate and consistently displays the highest ethical standards.”

In the community Mattern has served on Wabash’s Relay for Life Steering Committee for 17 years. She is a leader in the fundraising and planning of the event and is deeply committed to benefiting cancer research and prevention. Mattern also serves as a director on the board of trustees for Parkview Huntington Hospital and the board of trustees of Christ United Methodist Church. Parkview Huntington Hospital is proud to have Mattern as member of the board of trustees.