Jochims earns Work as a Team Award


Judy Jochims, Minimum Data Set Coordinator for Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown, has received the Work as a Team Award at the Care Initiatives annual award brunch on Dec. 15 in West Des Moines.

Jochims joined Southridge in August, 2002, as a CNA, then earning LPN and RN and finally becoming the facility’s MDS coordinator. “She is the ultimate team player,” said Administrator Charissa Bassett. “She is one of the most positive people I have ever met. This positive demeanor not only gets her through the tough days, but gets our team through them as well. As a new administrator here, Judy was the first person to help with any question I had. She served as interim Director of Nursing through a tough transition and when we hired a permanent Director of Nursing, Judy was right there to guide her along.”

“Judy reminds us all to work as a team because we are all one department and we are all here for the residents. She helps with so many little things, which don’t seem like a big deal, but they truly are,” said Bassett. “She is irreplaceable.”

The Work as a Team Award is one of six Core Value Awards given to a nominated employee throughout the statewide organization of 3,000 plus employees.


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