2021 Employee of the Year

We’re grateful to have such amazing employees. This past year we had phenomenal staff selected for Employee of the Quarter, and we’re thrilled to announce that of these nominees, our 2021 Employee of the Year is Roy Cross!


Roy Cross, hospice LPN, receiving awards

Roy with Magnolia interdisciplinary team

Roy is a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Magnolia Team and is known for the attention and care given to each of his patients and their families. Roy brings laughter and light to those in our care and brings smiles wherever he goes.

Here’s what his colleagues say about him:

“Roy is one of the hardest working people I have ever worked with. He provides the best care to patients. He is very smart, and he understands what patients and families need.”

“Many patients and families tell us how much they appreciate Roy. He makes them feel safe. He cares about the patients and treats everyone the same as he would his own family. I know that is true because Roy has cared for his own family, one of them being a patient of ours, and we saw it first-hand. “

“Roy provides respectful and thorough care. He brings light to patients and gives them a chance to chuckle and smile. His friendliness and kindness make them feel better.”

“One of our newer nurses joined Alive after meeting Roy in the ER when he was accompanying a neighbor who became ill!”

“We get numerous survey comments and cards that families send saying, ‘We really love Roy.’ I have been with him at visits where families thank me for sending him and share how much they appreciate him. Everyone on Magnolia team appreciates the work Roy does, but I can tell you that no one appreciates him more than the patients he visits.”


To this year’s Employee of the Quarter awardees:

Thank you for the amazing work you do every day!

Jason Holcomb, employee of the quarter, Alive Hospice

“Jason does everything with a smile on his face and happiness in his heart. I have never heard him complain about anything in work or personal life. He has a strong work ethic and genuine caring heart for people.”

Kim Cantrell, employee of the quarter, Alive Hospice

“Kim is very dedicated. She stays late to make sure all the admission and status changes are entered. She helps train new employee, checks back over their work, and gives constructive criticism.”

Marc Vera, employee of the quarter, Alive Hospice

“Marc goes above and beyond for each patient, family member, and the entire team… he does an amazing job offering support during emotional times.”