January 19, 2018

Carla Woodcock Selected as Missouri Veterans Commission January Employee of the Month

Carla Woodcock, Certified Medical Technician (CMT) for the Missouri Veterans Home – St. James, was selected as the January 2018 Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month.

Carla was selected for going above and beyond on a daily basis for the Veterans and her co-workers, making sure that the Veterans and her fellow co-workers feel like they are special.

Carla assists the on-coming CMT or Nurse at the end of her shift by having the cooler ready on the medication cart and a pitcher of fresh water for the next shift so the CMT or Nurse is ready to go. Every Tuesday she writes down the medications that need to be ordered to ensure that the Veterans don't run out. She also frequently volunteers to change her work schedule to help cover shifts. She assists Veterans with daily activities such as defrosting their in-room freezer every month.

The Missouri Veterans Commission, a division of the Department of Public Safety, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call (573) 751-3779, online at, or


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