Well-known English novelist, Charles Dickens, said “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Service is one of the core values at Hugh Chatham. This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight focuses on a team member who demonstrates service daily by using his natural abilities to help the entire Hugh Chatham team, no matter the task or location. Join me in celebrating Plant Operations team member, Mike Parlier.

Brent Slate, Director of Plant Operations, said  “Mike is always willing to help when asked and available wherever he is needed each day. Not only does he oversee remodeling needs for the hospital and practices, he is always involved with special events happening around the hospital. Mike has helped several years with the golf tournament, wine auction, hospital week and all other special events taking place. Mike always performs his work with a friendly smile and a great attitude making everyone’s day better.”

Vickie Caudill, Director of Materials Management, continues by saying “Mike is a phenomenal person who loves this facility and the community. He is always willing to help no matter what the task. I don’t believe the word no is in his vocabulary. He is a vital part of our organization and a perfect example of the Hugh Chatham Way.”

Thank you, Mike, for supporting us all in so many ways. We could not do what we do without you. Your smile and positive attitude never waiver, and we are lucky to have you as part of the Hugh Chatham family.


Q & A with Mike

How did you come to Hugh Chatham?
I was working in the floor covering business and I was asked to come to Hugh Chatham to help with some remodeling in the patient rooms. After working alongside the Hugh Chatham team, they offered me a job and here I am.

What inspired you to work in Plant Ops?
My background is in construction and electrical, so it felt like a good fit.

How do you and your team exhibit STARS?
My team exhibits all of these every day. Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safe Care are important in everything we do.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to spend time with my grandchildren.


Mike Parlier was nominated by Kent Thompson.