Christin Pritchard was named Great River Medical Center Employee of the
Month for her leadership during the health system and community rollouts
of the COVID-19 vaccine. She is the director of Nursing Operations.
“Although implementing the vaccine clinics for employees and the
public certainly has been a group effort, Christin was the leader of the
process. She will probably say she was “just doing her job.”
That may be the case, but Christin really went above and beyond, especially
for the public clinics.
“Many people don’t realize the coordination and logistics required
to make a vaccination clinic happen. Christin spent countless hours of
her own time – often until 9 or 10 p.m. the night before a clinic
began at 7 a.m. – making sure lists were organized, volunteers were
coordinated, supplies were ready and everything was going to run smoothly.
"On the news, we hear about clinics that have had long lines, ridiculous
wait times, people camping in their cars and even wearing disguises to
try to get a vaccination. Not in Des Moines County, Iowa. Our people have
been in and out with smiles on their faces because of the efforts of Christin’s
leadership and organization of a team effort. I admire her for this work,
and I know it’s a project she will never forget working on.”