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Nurses Week Spotlight: Nurse Lydia O’Leary

As we continue to celebrate Nurses Week and our outstanding Nurses across the state, today we highlight Nurse Lydia O’Leary from Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Nurse O’Leary is always looking for ways to brighten the day for those who have the privilege of working with her. Though she has been with the department for a relatively short time, her attitude and work ethic has had a very real and positive effect on the staff at LCCC.

Nurse O’Leary recently was elected president of the LCCC Wellness Committee. When looking for someone to fill that spot the comment was made that Nurse O’Leary was a wellness committee all on her own.

Since her election Nurse O’Leary with the help of other members has coordinated staff barbeques and fundraisers which have been very successful not only in the raising of funds for future events, but also in helping to improve morale and team atmosphere.

Nurse O’Leary has earned the respect and cooperation of the inmate population through being a true professional and her faithfulness in being firm and fair, and consistent. LCCC is truly lucky to have Nurse O’Leary on our team!

We appreciate you!