Marj Comer, CNA

Marj Comer is the new Activity Assistant for Ringgold County Hospital. A Certified Nursing Assistant, Marj has more than 30 years of experience working with patients in nursing homes, at their homes, and in hospice care. She started at RCH on June 19 and is excited about her new position. She’s currently fulfilling her CNA responsibilities and assisting nurses with both acute and skilled care patients. “We’ve been so busy! We’re still in the planning stages for my role as Activity Assistant.” Once her job takes shape, she’ll be caring for a wide variety of patients who need different levels of care. “They’re here from a week to four or five weeks,” she explained. “I’ll get to know them and will provide daily activities. We’ll spend time one-on one. We might go for a walk outside, do a puzzle, or listen to music, for example. We’ll actually have a calendar set up for them before they get here!”

Molly Kayser, RN, Nurse Manager adds that the nursing staff at RCH has been working on creating activities for their patients, and when they approached Marj, they knew they’d found the perfect person for the job. “Everyone had seen her work. She’s really able to connect and build relationships with patients. They’re here with us for a while, and it’s important.” Marj admits that it’s her favorite part of the job. “I enjoy working with people! It’s personally satisfying. I like to make them feel at home.”