Employee of the Year
Juana Cornett has provided almost 15 years of outstanding service to the residents and employees of the Paul E. Patton, Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center. In that time her work ethic and dedication to the mission has advanced her through several job promotion opportunities and allowed her to become an exceptional leader within the dietary department.
The dietary staff look to her on a daily basis for encouragement and guidance to provide the best meals and service to our deserving Veterans. Thank you, Juana, for your continued love and dedication to our facility and congratulations on the honor of being named our "Employee of the Year."
Employee of the Quarter
Ray Collins has been the Admissions and Medicare/Medicaid Coordinator at the Eastern KY Veterans Center since 2014.
He is a resident of Letcher County where he resides with his wife Hannah and one son, Connor.
Ray can be found throughout the facility participating in activities with the residents and helping anywhere he can.
Wellness Employee of the Year
Misty Harris started her career at the Eastern KY Veterans Center in 2011 as a clerk on the Adams Unit. She is now an Accountant III in the Finance Dept.
Misty is a resident of Leslie Co., where she resides with her husband Bryant and their 3 kids, Quentin, Charity, and Olivia. She utilizes her wellness time at work by walking around the track every day.
Our residents enjoy stopping by her cashier window every day just to chat.
Wellness Employee of the Quarter
Connie Grigsby is a Clinical Dietitian at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Home Economics with emphasis in Dietetics from Berea College. Later, she furthered her education by obtaining her Master’s of Science in Community Nutrition from Eastern Kentucky University. Her employment history includes working in a physician’s office for 10 years, where she educated patients with various nutritional needs, followed by working at the Hazard Regional Medical Center for 12 years as a Clinical Dietitian. Connie has worked at EKVC for 7 years and enjoys assisting Kentucky veterans meet their nutrition goals.