Bolden Burton of
was honored for her dedication to the healthcare industry
on January 16, 2008 at a luncheon hosted by the West
Council of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA).
luncheon is one of seven regional awards presentations
being held as part of the association’s fifth-annual
statewide “Hospital Heroes” contest, an effort to
honor the dedication of hospital employees and to
highlight health careers. The contest will culminate with
a banquet in February where up to 10 of the regional
winners will be honored as statewide heroes.
serves as a housekeeping aide at
, a job in which she affects a number of different
departments in the hospital.
She’s described as someone who is always willing
to help when needed and as someone who is one of the
favorite employees in the hospital.
is an employee that many departments in the hospital are
willing to fight for,” said Shirley Cohen, her
not just because she does her job skillfully, she also
does it with a good attitude.”
native of the Demopolis area, Burton is a leader who is
committed to the hospital and its patients and who serves
as an example for her entire environmental services
is also said to be someone who can balance all areas of
her life. One
example of this was when her daughter was involved in an
ATV accident in which her close friend was left paralyzed.
Coworkers claim Mrs. Burton was able to care for
her daughter’s physical and emotional needs and managed
to miss very little time from work.
Alabama Hospital Association, based in
, is a statewide trade organization that represents more
than 100 hospitals and numerous other health care
providers by offering membership services designed to
enhance the provision of health care in