Kathy Pierce, administrator for Floyd Behavioral Health Center, has been named a Floyd Hero.Pierce was presented her award by Alison Land, Vice President, and the Floyd Hero Committee during a staff luncheon and celebration. She was nominated for the award by Connie Simpson, charge nurse.“Kathy has taken over the administrative department at Floyd Behavioral Health Center and has done an excellent job,” Simpson wrote in her nomination. “She has improved our operations more than can be mentioned. She comes in early and stays late each day to make sure all runs well. She goes far beyond expectations. She always recognizes those who have done a good job. I hope one day to be as driven and dedicated as she is.”In presenting Pierce with her hero trophy, Land reiterated Simpson’s words.“Kathy stepped in and has just been invaluable during this transition,” Alison said. “She has is an outstanding leader, and we are so appreciative of the great work she does.”“She is involved on a one-on-one basis with all her staff–not just others in administration, but on the nursing floors, checking to see if others need help,” Simpson said.

To earn this honorable distinction employees perform above and beyond their daily responsibilities by consistently meeting Floyd’s Service Standards and by serving as a role model at work and in the community. A Floyd Hero exhibits "star quality" and serves as an example to others.