Floyd Memorial Welcomes Project SEARCH Intern to Staff

June 16, 2009

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is pleased to hire Project SEARCH intern Jodi Brough as a new recycling associate. Brough is the first Project SEARCH intern to be hired by Floyd Memorial.

Project SEARCH is a program that provides New Albany-Floyd County high-school students with disabilities the chance to explore job opportunities and acquire skills to help them succeed in finding employment as adults.  Project SEARCH is a collaborative program with New Albany-Floyd County Schools, Achieva Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Indiana Institute of Disability and Community. During her time interning at Floyd Memorial, Brough worked in the Emergency Center, performed laundry tasks and helped further the green recycling program throughout the hospital. 

The on-site Project SEARCH coordinator, Matt Miller, said Brough’s new job is a great fit with her personality. “It is important for someone in her position to be outgoing and friendly every day,” Miller said. “And Jodi is always friendly. She makes every day a great day.” 

The hospital is pleased that Brough will continue the recycling program started during the Project SEARCH internship and further the hospital’s green initiative. Floyd Memorial is the first and only hospital in Indiana to receive a grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to develop a hospital-wide recycling program. The grant has furthered the recycling efforts at the hospital, which made Brough’s new position possible. 

Brough, a recent Albany High School graduate said, “I love my recycling job because I enjoy visiting with all of the other hospital employees.”