John Maxwell, an American author and speaker, said, “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight features a team member who will do whatever is necessary to help those around her. She is compassionate and kind and works hard to make sure her team has the tools and resources they need. Join me in celebrating Megan Ledbetter, Clinical Coordinator at Hugh Chatham Urgent Care – Jonesville.

Krissy Hensley, Practice Access Manager, said “Megan has been a great addition to our urgent care team. Her positivity is inspiring to her team and the exceptional care they provide to patients each day. She truly has a servant’s heart and leads her team as she works side by side with them each day. We are truly fortunate to have someone that cares about her team and her patients to the extent that she does.” Renee Ei, Lab & Radiologic Technologist Coordinator, continues by saying, “Megan has been a great addition and asset to our team. She has demonstrated great leadership skills by her willingness to help whenever and however possible. In addition to her willingness to help, Megan has brought about a very positive attitude. Her demonstration of leadership and positivity has truly been an inspiration to our team.” Christie Simpson, Medical Assistant II, also added, “Megan is hardworking, dependable, reliable, and I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.”

I was immediately impressed by Megan’s pleasant disposition and work ethic when she initially joined our team in Food and Nutrition Services. A Hugh Chatham Foundation Scholarship awardee, Megan has continued to grow and makes a tremendous difference in the lives of those she encounters – both team members and patients. Megan, we are grateful to have you here at Hugh Chatham!


Q & A with Megan

How did you come to Hugh Chatham?
I came to Hugh Chatham in 2012 with Sodexo in Food Services. I fell in love with the family atmosphere and decided that I want to further my education in Health Services to grow within Hugh Chatham.

What led you to a career in healthcare?
Growing up my family was in and out of the hospital with several family members. During these times, I remember the nursing staff being there to bring joy and encouragement in uncertain times and I wanted to be that comfort for patients and their family.

How do you and your team exhibit STARS?
I have the honor to work with an amazing team daily at Jonesville UC. Their dedication to fostering positive patient experiences and advocating for the needs of those who come through our doors is amazing. Not only do I have the pleasure of working with Jonesville, I have the opportunity to work as a part of the acute care team. We have fostered a team environment between Dobson Express Care, Elkin Urgent Care, and Jonesville to be able to provide the best care possible within the community. We are blessed to have each other to lean on in times of need.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to travel with my husband and children when we have the chance to get away. One of our favorites is weekend getaways to Asheville to shop downtown and have dessert and coffee at Old Europe.


Megan Ledbetter was nominated by Andrew Tate.