Johnston Health honors education department secretary as Ambassador of the Month


Phoebe Allen, the secretary for the education department at Johnston Health, has been named Ambassador of the Month.

During a recent presentation, CEO Chuck Elliott said Mrs. Allen sets a bright tone for the office, and is always kind and caring when assisting others. “She makes employees feel as though she has all the time in the world for them even though she’s being pulled in 10 directions,” he said.

In addition to assisting employees with their required training, she schedules members of the community for classes in areas such as childbirth education, and students who want to job shadow in areas of the hospital.

Prior to joining the education department three years ago, Mrs. Allen was the secretary in the Smithfield emergency department for 15 years. “It’s sometimes hectic, but I like every aspect of what I do,” she says. “I like making sure everything goes as it should. And I love the people I work with. They make it easy to be part of the team.”

Mrs. Allen and her husband, L.B., live in Four Oaks. They have two grown children and seven grandchildren.

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, Mrs. Allen 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.


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