CRH Excellence Award Winner


Photo: Barbara McLean (l) was presented the 2017 Excellence Award by Theresa Brown (r), CRH VP Outpatient Operations. (Submitted photo).


 Calais Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that Barbara McLean is the recipient of the 2017 Excellence Award.  The CRH Excellence Award is an honor given to an individual who exemplifies teamwork, respect for people, service to others, outstanding customer service and dedication to quality.  Barbara was nominated by her peers for this prestigious award.

 Barbara has spent the last 25 years working at CRH.  She began her career at the hospital in September 1992 in the Laundry Department.   She also served our patients in Food Services for a time and in the fall of 2003 she returned to Laundry and was promoted to Supervisor.

 In Barbara’s nomination for this award, the comments received from her co-workers were filled with admiration and appreciation of her service.   She was described as always kind and caring with everyone she meets.   She has been seen on more than one occasion welcoming new hires and customers into the building with her big smile and colorful personality.  And she is especially mindful of her daily tasks, always being concerned and conscientious that her laundry duties are done well and done right.

 Barbara’s customer service abilities towards our patients and her co-workers are a testament to the meaning behind our Excellence Award.  She is always willing to pitch in and help in any situation, is pleasant and kind to all, and takes pride in the excellent service she provides to others. 

Barbara has lived her entire life in the area.  She was born in Upper Mills, NB and currently lives in Baring.  She has a son, Frederick, and a daughter, Penny.  Her family also includes 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; as well as 3 brothers and 2 sisters. 

Congratulations Barbara!