Knack selected as McLaren Flint’s December Employee of the Month

Jason Knack, RN Employee of the Month: (R-L) Ken Deighton, director of Behavioral Medicine, Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy Services; Jason Knack, RN, December Employee of the Month; and Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Flint. Photo provided

Jason Knack, RN Employee of the Month: (R-L) Ken Deighton, director of Behavioral Medicine, Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy Services; Jason Knack, RN, December Employee of the Month; and Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Flint. Photo provided

FLINT — Jason Knack, RN, is selected as McLaren Flint’s employee of the month for December. Knack was recognized on December 20 by hospital leadership.

“I am honored, and very surprised to hear about being chosen as employee of the month,” said Knack. “I appreciate being recognized by hospital leadership as a valued employee. During these extremely difficult times in healthcare, I am proud to be able to offer assistance to patients and coworkers alike. Recognition from hospital leadership creates feelings of belonging to something greater than just a job, that we are all part of a team working for greater patient care.”

Knack is a registered nurse on 7C, the hospital’s behavioral health unit. He also works as a float nurse, picking up shifts in many units of the hospital. He is greatly appreciated during this time for his excellent and diverse nursing skills, and experience with patients and staff who may be dealing with emotional challenges.

He joined McLaren Flint in June 2012, after graduating from nursing school. Employee of the Month candidates are nominated by managers, directors, and McLaren Flint’s executive leadership team. Criteria for nomination are based on the hospital’s mission and core values: contribution to culture and core values, teamwork, going the extra mile, outstanding patient service, performance excellence, and commitment.