American activist and lawyer, Marian Wright Edelman, said “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight focuses on a team member who would do anything for anyone. Her positivity and willingness to serve others is not forced – it’s simply who she is. Join me in celebrating Katee Hettleman, Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement.
Mary Blackburn, VP, Care Innovation and Chief Clinical Officer, said “Katee has a passion for service to the community – I am grateful that she has chosen Hugh Chatham and the Yadkin Valley to be her community! Katee has a unique ability to make connections between people and between organizations to create innovative solutions and programs which will further our vision and mission for years to come.”
Fred Chatham, current Chairman of the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, continues by saying, “I have been impressed with Katee since her days in Sparta and Roaring Gap . A great people person and a great addition to HCMH. We are lucky to have her!” Another member of the HCMH Foundation Board, Tony Cook, added, “Katee is extremely professional, organized, and willing to do whatever it takes to complete a task, even if it is not in her job description. When she began her current role at Hugh Chatham, she immediately helped with the Clingman Medical Center scholarships and made our decision making process shorter and easier by organizing our data. It has been a real pleasure working with her and I appreciate her upbeat attitude and her immediate response time.”
To know Katee is to respect and appreciate her. Her smile is contagious and her work ethic is exemplary. She is fully committed to Hugh Chatham and our core values. Katee is a true asset to this organization and we are so grateful to have her on our team!