Tammy Novy

Jun 19, 2024

The Richland Hospital and Clinics will be turning 100 years old in 2024. As part of our centennial celebration, we’re highlighting staff members whose long commitment to the organization has helped shape who we are. Without dedicated team members like these, we couldn’t do what we do.

After 25 years of working at The Richland Hospital and Clinics, Tammy Novy says she thinks she’s finally found her niche. “Most days when I come to work, it doesn’t even feel like work,” she says with a smile. “It just feels like hanging out with and helping some awesome people.”

Novy is a Health Unit Coordinator in the Outpatient Department. She works with an amazing team and enjoys rooming patients, helping them get settled before their procedures.

Before working in the Outpatient Department, Tammy worked in another department she loved: Med-Surg. “I had a great work-family up there, too,” she says. Novy says that the family feel of TRHC is something that stood out in the first few weeks she worked here. “There’s exceptional teamwork happening throughout this place,” she says. In addition to her time in Med-Surg and the Outpatient Department, Tammy also spent years as an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Lead, a position that taught her a lot about the behind-the-scenes work of many departments.

Unlike some long-tenured staff, Tammy didn’t plan to stay at TRHC when first hired. “I figured I’d be here until I finished school and move on,” she said. As often happens, her plans changed. Family health needs have demanded a lot of Tammy and required that she take a lot of time off work. The care offered by coworkers and the flexibility of the hospital’s administration are some of the reasons Tammy has stayed.

“This hospital is a first-class facility,” Novy says. “Every department deserves a shout-out. Nowhere else have I felt the kindness and attention to the little things that we receive here.”

Tammy’s long commitment to TRHC and experience working in various departments make her a huge asset to our team. She understands how various departments need to work together to deliver exceptional patient care. Because of her years working as an EMR Lead, she also has a pretty good handle on our computer system, allowing her to help new staff become acclimated to the system.

As TRHC celebrates its centennial and moves into its next 100 years, Tammy says keeping the current “hometown feel” and ensuring that staff feel valued should be the top priorities.

Thank you, Tammy, for your years of service! You are one more reason The Richland Hospital and Clinics is a great place to work and receive care.