Johnston Health Honors Emergency Department Technician

At center, CEO Chuck Elliott congratulates Yvette Stansfield of Clayton on being named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. From left is Daniel Register, director of emergency services; Lee Stikeleather, manager of emergency services; Dr. Peter Charvat, chief medical officer; and Mary Lynn Smith, administrative director of patient care services. In addition to a parking sign and designated spot, Stansfield will receive eight hours of paid time off.

Yvette Stansfield, an emergency department technician at Johnston Health Clayton, has been named the Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month.

During a recent presentation, CEO Chuck Elliott said Stansfield stands out because she’s highly productive, loves learning, and is a role model for customer service. “She comes to work every day motivated to do her very best,” he says.

Stanfield started out five years ago as a nursing assistant on a patient floor in Smithfield. She switched jobs to become an administrative assistant, and then, later, a department secretary. But it was always the contact with patients that she loved most, she says.

“I’ve definitely found my niche as an ED tech,” she says. “I like the fast pace of the department, and I enjoy working with our staff. Every day is different. It makes coming to work fun.”

Prior to joining Johnston Health, Stansfield was an asset manager for 10 years at IBM, a company where her parents and grandparents were also employed. Her job was eventually outsourced to another country, and she chose health care as a second career, she says.

“The hospital has awesome opportunities,” she adds. “I’ve applied to nursing school, and want to return to the ED once I get my nursing degree.”

Stansfield and her husband, Joe, live in Flowers Plantation, and have four grown children.

Through the ambassador program, Johnston Health recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. They deliver quality care, foster teamwork and offer excellent service.

In addition to a designated month-long parking space, Stansfield will receive eight hours of paid time off.

About Johnston Health

Johnston Health is the health care system serving Johnston County. It operates acute care hospitals in Smithfield and Clayton, which are licensed for a combined 199 beds. Since February 2014, Johnston Health has been part of UNC Health Care.