Barnesville Hospital honors Dottie Minnich at statewide event
Barnesville Hospital joins 177 hospitals across the state to recognize Ohio health care workers who were nominated for this year's Albert E.
Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio
Hospital Association (OHA). The award, created in 1996, is named for
Mr. Dyckes, a retired OHA associate, who was highly regarded throughout
Ohio's health care community.
Barnesville Hospital has nominated Dottie Minnich, Patient Financial
Counselor, because she exemplifies the values of the award: demonstrates
leadership skills, goes beyond the call of duty, reflects the values and
ideals of Ohio's health care facilities, and gives back to the
According to her manager, Susan Ward, R.N., M.H.A., "Dottie is very
knowledgeable and serves as a resource for everyone, including staff.
Dottie greets everyone with a smile and displays great concern and
compassion for the patients and families she counsels. Since Dottie has
been in this position we are qualifying more and more patients for free
and discounted care, helping more and more people receive the care and
services they need, without worrying about how to pay for it."
Dottie is a member of the Customer Relations Team; volunteers for the
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Program (NVCI) as a certified
instructor; and volunteers for OSHIIP through the Ohio Department of
Insurance, counseling and educating individuals and groups on the
Medicare benefit and assisting them with Medicare questions and issues.
Dottie is also very active in her church.
Dottie Minnich is always willing to assist any one in need. She looks
at every situation and asks, "What can I do to help?" She has a
very calming persona and puts patients and families at ease immediately.
So many times we have heard staff say, "Dottie is so good with
patients" or "Dottie is excellent in that position." Dottie
Minnich is a true joy to work with. We just have to remember not to ask
too much of Dottie, because she doesn't know the word "No".
Rick Doan, Barnesville Hospital CEO, says, "Dottie is knowledgeable,
helpful, and caring, a perfect combination of attributes in any job.
She is a true leader within our organization and is respected by all her
To obtain information or to apply for assistance with your Barnesville
Hospital services, contact Dottie at 425-5136. She can also provide
information on enrolling in Medicaid, the health insurance for low
income persons through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family services.
Barnesville Hospital is the only 24-hour critical access hospital
serving Monroe county, western Belmont county, and parts of Noble and
Guernsey county. For more information on Barnesville Hospital and the
services provided, visit the hospital's website at
www.barnesvillehospital.com or call Peggy Douglass, M.S., R.N.C.,
Director of Education & Outreach at (740) 425-5158.
CAPTION: Dottie Minnich, Patient Financial Counselor, is Barnesville
Hospital's nominee for Health Care
Worker of Year award.