Ed Dougherty, physical therapy, is the Teays Valley Hospital employee of excellence for the fourth quarter, 2013.
Dougherty was recognized for not only being excellent at his job, but for the compassion he showed a former patient.
"This employee has always shown respect to me and all those around me. I came to the wound clinic to get care for my legs and stump. After two years of effort my legs had to be amputated. While in the hospital at Teays Valley, he would come to see me and check on my recovery. He even came on his days off. Needless to say he lifted my spirits and helped me to transfer from a person with legs to one who had none. I truly believe he deserves the Employee of Excellence Award. His respect for others and his caring, which goes beyond the workplace, makes him an excellent example of the values of this award," the patient wrote in nominating Dougherty.