Pine Level Man Recognized As Johnston Health Ambassador Of The Month

At center, CEO Chuck Elliott congratulates Wesley Whitley of Pine Level on being named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. From left are: Eddie Bennett, interim director of radiology; Tracey Carson, administrative director of patient care services; and Josh Hoover, interim manager of radiology. In addition to a parking sign and designated spot, Whitley will receive eight hours of paid time off.

Wes Whitley, a radiology technologist, has been named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month.

During a recent presentation, CEO Chuck Elliott said coworkers describe Whitley as helpful, kind and caring. “He exemplifies everything an employee should be: reliable, hardworking, intelligent, honest, personable, forward thinking and selfless,” he said, reading from their nominating comments. “He is always calm, even in the middle of chaos.”

Whitley has worked nights in radiology for the past 17 years. During the five years prior, while still in high school, he worked in the hospital cafeteria, packing the home-delivered meals for the county’s senior centers.

Whitley continued to work while earning his associate degree at Johnston Community College. “I like being able to help patients,” he says. “By working nights, I have time during the day to spend with my family.”

He and his wife, Dianne, live in Pine Level. They have two sons, ages 6 and 13.

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, Whitley will receive eight hours of paid time off.