When members of the housekeeping staff Jackie Payne, Barbara Brooks, and Denise Davis were asked to help cover shifts at MBU’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, they didn’t hesitate. Not even when they learned the start time — 3 a.m.
“All three of them never wavered when they were asked to help there, even though it was totally new territory,” said Cindy Smith, housekeeping supervisor, who spoke with Payne, Brooks, and Davis at a recent team meeting. “They were thankful they were healthy enough and still had a job to perform and could help the people who were not able to be at work. They did an amazing job.”
Going above and beyond to help others is a hallmark of the MBU family in good times and bad. Nowhere is that spirit more apparent than among those essential personnel who are still working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic.