Johnston Memorial Hospital | News Article

Monday, May 8, 2017

Servant's Heart winner Janie McGlocklin: A nurse for all seasons

Janie McGlocklin

The annual Servant’s Heart Award, Mountain States’ highest honor, recognizes those among our team members – from frontline to leadership, volunteers and physicians – who display the heart of a servant by following Mountain States’ philosophy of patient-centered care and by going above and beyond the normal call of duty to help others, both at work and in the community.


ABINGDON, Va. – Janie McGlocklin is a 2017 Servant’s Heart Award winner as a frontline team member. She is a registered nurse and surgery specialty service coordinator at Johnston Memorial Hospital, where she’s served for 32 years, and if you’re looking for a nurse who can do it all, she’s the one.

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Janie routinely works extra hours to complete cases and often covers additional call for sick team members. She serves as backup to the operating room nurse manager and can step in and run the department anytime it is needed. She has a CNOR certification (certified nurse – operating room), and she is a BEST Level 4 nurse, which requires various extra requirements of nurses, including 100 hours of community service – and she always has far more community service than is required.

A true ambassador to the community for Johnston Memorial, her friendly manner makes her a great choice to help orient new team members during their first few weeks in the OR. She is very welcoming to new staff and helps ease their anxiety in a new environment.

Janie doesn’t stop serving as a nurse once she leaves the hospital, either. A longtime member of Greenfield Baptist Church, she sings in the choir and works as a youth leader, which includes setting up all the trips for the youth, including camping trips and an annual youth blast in Pigeon Forge. She also serves as the volunteer nurse on all the trips. When her husband was a Boy Scout leader, and she assisted him on any trips as a volunteer nurse.

Janie is a member of the Southwest Virginia medical reserve corps, volunteering for programs like drug take-backs and disaster relief, and volunteers to help at the Beast Cancer Women’s Conference. She has been on mission trips to the Dominican Republic where she assisted in cleanup from disasters and building of new churches, and also took care of many patients by providing wound care.