Jacoby Ortega named Wright Memorial Hospital 2022 Employee of the Year

February 16, 2023

TRENTON, Mo. — Wright Memorial Hospital recently announced its 2022 Employee of the Year. Jacoby Ortega, a pharmacy technician II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was presented with the award at a ceremony held in her honor on February 16. The other finalists for the award were 2022 Employee of the Quarter recipients Kathi Tolly, Kim Hamilton, and Jason Meeker.

Ortega has worked for Wright Memorial Hospital for 12 years. In her nomination form, co-workers mentioned that “Jacoby is hardworking, reliable, dependable, knowledgeable, has a selfless mentality, has a fun personality, and makes showing up to work enjoyable every day. She is always willing to put in the extra steps and extra work it takes to accommodate co-workers and patients alike. She always has a smile on her face and displays a ‘say yes’ attitude to ensure our patients receive the best care possible.”

Ortega is a member of the Employee Engagement Team, participates in the Saint Luke’s Health System Career Advancement Program, serves on the SLHS Inventory Committee, and has her pharmacy technician certification.  Ortega and her husband, Bryan, have been married for 12 years. They have two daughters, Lilly (14) and Rose (8). She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, traveling, and watching her daughters play sports.

In recognition of the award, Ortega’s name will be engraved on a permanent plaque within the hospital. She will receive a recognition certificate, a parking space of her choice for a year, and acknowledgment in the local media and hospital employee intranet.

Photo caption: Jacoby Ortega receives the Wright Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year Award for 2022 from Steve Schieber, Chief Executive Officer, Wright Memorial Hospital.


Wright Memorial Hospital is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 14 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.