Johnston Health Materials Handler Known For His Special Delivery

Jimmy Phillips of Princeton has been named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. He works in the resource management department delivering supplies from the general store to departments throughout the hospital.

During a recent presentation, CEO Chuck Elliott praised Phillips for being a caring, positive and conscientious employee. “He smiles, never complains, and goes out of his way to make everyone feel special, sometimes by handing out pieces of chocolate,” he said.


From left, administrative director Kyle McDermott, CEO Chuck Elliott and purchasing manager Jennifer Wells congratulate Jimmy Phillips on being named Ambassador of the Month. In addition to a parking sign and designated spot, he will receive eight hours of paid time off.

In the post anesthesia care unit, Phillips is known for doing something extra special. If he hears a child crying after waking up from surgery, he goes and buys a present from the Volunteer Gift Shop and asks the staff to deliver it, Elliott said.

Phillips says he likes ensuring that departments have the right supplies at the right time. He adds that he loves children and hopes that his gifts make them feel better during their hospital stay.

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, Phillips will receive eight hours of paid time off.

Prior to coming to Johnston Health, Phillips was a job coach at Johnston County Industries. Earlier he was a manager for several years at ACE Hardware in Selma.

He and his wife, Toni, are originally from Paducah, Ky., and have lived in Princeton for the last 23 years. She is an office assistant to Dr. Russell Anderson at Johnston Health Hematology and Oncology. The couple has three grown children and seven grandchildren.