Barry Haas is Blount Memorial Hospital’s December employee of the month.
A two-year employee of the hospital, Haas works as an operating room technician in the hospital’s surgery department.
His supervisor says, “Barry is absolutely deserving of Blount Memorial’s employee of the month. He is an outstanding employee.” Haas was recently recognized at the hospital for retrieving a cash box from a vending machine after its door came open. He then kept it in his locker until the money could be given back to the company.
When asked what he likes best about his job, Haas says, “knowing that I’m a part of improving peoples’ lives.”
Outside of Blount Memorial, Haas enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and coaching baseball. One thing he says people might not know about him is, “My sister is a surgeon in Cleveland; my brother runs the lab for a medical group; and my daughter is a nurse.”