Pictured (from left to right): Citrus Memorial CEO Ralph Aleman, Jesse Maguire, Inverness Mayor Bob Plaisted, Citrus Memorial Board Member Doug Dodd.

At a ceremony held during National Hospital Week, Jesse Maguire was named Citrus Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Year. The announcement was made during a ceremony honoring the hospital’s 2016 employees of the month as part of Citrus Memorial’s hospital week festivities.

Maguire, a physical therapy assistant and Lecanto resident, was chosen based on the hospital’s values of compassion, respect, integrity, creativity, teamwork, knowledge, commitment, accountability, trust and humor.

“Jesse is among the best in Citrus County when it comes to motivating patients to achieve their highest potential,” said Emily Mintner, Director of Rehabilitation Services at CMH. “He works both in acute care and outpatient settings, which provides him with a diversified skillset. He has a collaborative approach to patient care and involves all disciplines on a regular basis to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

Maguire was voted STAR of the Month in June 2016, which served as his nomination for Employee of the Year. Nominations come from patients, volunteers, physicians, visitors and staff members. The Citrus Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year is an outstanding individual and integral part of the hospital.