“Whenever I need help with anything, Angie is always my go-to person. She is always willing to help and knows what she is talking about!”
Angie Garrelts has been a member of the IMH family for 25 years. In that time, she has worked as a CNA in the Iroquois Resident Home, an aid for Iroquois Home Health and Iroquois Memorial Hospice, and for the last 15 years as clerical and billing for Home Health and Hospice. Angie has always enjoyed helping people and being a CNA was a great way for her to do just that. However, when the clerical and billing position opened up, Angie was ready for a change. In this position, she still has the opportunity to fill in as an aid when needed, but her primary objective is to review the services performed for a patient and bill them accordingly. She has seen many changes come through – from the computer systems they use to the location of their offices, she has been through quite a few. Home Health and Hospice were once located in a leased office space, then moved into the hospital, then to a home that is owned by IMH, before reaching their current home at the Iroquois Regional Health Center. Having been with Home Health and Hospice for so long, she is quite knowledgeable and she is always willing to help anyone, often stopping what she is doing to help!
Angie grew up in Milford IL and still resides there today. She and her husband Chad have three grown children and one grandchild. In addition to IMH, she works part time as a cook at the Grill and Chill restaurant in Milford. When Angie is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Amara, watching her son play softball, going to the movies with Chad, and hanging out at home just relaxing. That may sound like a simple life to some, but Angie hasn’t always had an easy road. Those who are close to her know of her struggles with cancer over the years. Her dedication was unwavering and she was ready to return to work as soon as possible. There were many times throughout her treatment, that Angie would complete her radiation therapy in the morning and be in to work in the afternoon. She always did her best to keep life as normal as possible and was never one to complain. But that life can become a little hectic, between follow up appointments and treatment, so she truly takes time to enjoy the simple life.
When we asked Angie what she enjoyed about working at Iroquois Home Health and Iroquois Memorial Hospice she said, “I love my job, I love what I do, and I love the people I work with. Having the opportunity to work behind the scenes and with the patients is such a blessing. And the people I work with have become a second family – they were there for me when I needed it most.” Others have described Angie as hard-working, dedicated, and always willing to go above and beyond. One co-worker said “She is the office manager that everyone counts on! We are lucky to have [Angie], she does an excellent job!”
From all of us at IMH, Thank you Angie for your consistent dedication and for always being someone we can count on! You are a true Superstar in Healthcare!