TRMC bids farewell to icon

first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Print Article You Might Like Acclaimed set designer featured at Art Talk today The photography of Jerry Siegel and the wall-size canvas paintings of Mike Howard are more than enough to draw a… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Mrs. Bettie King celebrated her retirement with her family and her TRMC family on Friday, including Teresa Grimes, CEO at TRMC.When inspirational author Shannon L. Adler penned the words, “Carve your name on hearts … a legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you,” she could have been thinking of Bettie King.A continuous stream of co-workers, friends and family members flowed through the community room of Troy Regional Medical Center Thursday morning to expressed good wishes to King on her retirement from her 46-year career as hospital receptionist.“Bettie is the Troy Regional Medical Center icon,” said Karen Herring, TRMC marketing. “She is loved and respected by the hospital staff and the community. She has a wonderful, warm and caring spirit. We are going to miss Bettie but she deserves this time for herself and her family. We love her. Everybody loves Miss Bettie.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel TRMC bids farewell to icon “I had 50 miles of lines to pull and plug,” King said laughing.Max Shiver was in charge of the building and grounds, “and hauling patients from Beard’s Hospital to the new facility in the bed of a pickup truck.”“The telephone lines were tied up all day with people calling wanting to know if the hospital was open and a hundred other things,” Shiver said. “Bettie was there smiling and taking calls. All the hospital rooms were filled and there were beds in all the halls. Bettie was working the switchboard and smiling.”For 46 years, Bettie King put a positive face on Troy Regional Medical Center. Published 10:42 pm Thursday, February 25, 2016 Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits For King, Thursday was a happy day.“I love all these people,” she said. “I love this hospital and I love this community. I wouldn’t trade these 46 years for anything.”King came to TRMC when the doors opened in June 1969. She was one of three switchboard operators who were challenged with handling all the calls that came in that first day. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Bennie Jinright worked with King at the hospital for several years.“Bettie has not changed a bit,” Jinright said. “She’s the same every day. She had the same smile and the same positive attitude in 1983 that she does today. It’s unreal how anybody can keep smiling and be that positive for that long. Nobody but Miss Bettie.”When Dottie Black came to TRMC 11 years ago, King helped her get her feet on the ground.“Everything was new to me and I had so many questions,” Black said. “Miss Bettie knew all the answers. She was warm and inviting. She has been my inspiration to always smile and keep a good attitude. She is so precious to me.”With King’s retirement, TRMC has celebrated the lasting legacy of its last employee who helped open the doors of Troy’s brand new, modern hospital in 1969.Teresa Grimes, hospital CEO, said King had meant so much to the hospital and its staff and to the community. “She was the first person most people saw when they entered the hospital,” Grimes said. “She was the smiling, friendly face of TRMC. We are going to miss her tremendously. We wish her all the best in her retirement.” Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more