BANDON – Jenny Pearcy started at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center in December 2020 as an accountant in the finance/accounting department and immediately made an impact.
It’s one of the reasons she was chosen as Non-Clinical Employee of the Month for February.
“Jenny is a great team player and will always step in to help without being asked if she sees a need,” her appointment said.
Pearcy also volunteers to help out in other departments if the opportunity arises. She successfully discharges her duties and responsibilities efficiently on time or ahead of schedule.
“Jenny offers her friendly and patient style in everything she does to ensure accuracy as well as understanding with her teammates,” her nomination continued. “She always comes to work with a smile and ready to face whatever the day throws at her. She consistently gives 100% every day. Jenny is a wonderful team player in the truest sense of the word!
As the staff accountant, Pearcy is responsible for monthly journal entries, account reconciliation, general ledger activities and month-end close. In addition, she is currently replacing the Accounts Payable department due to staffing shortages.
Pearcy likes the organizational aspect of the job and enjoys problem solving.
“I love being able to work with all the departments and pull it all together and close the books at the end of the month,” she said.
Pearcy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and has 20 years of accounting experience. She worked with Coca-Cola for 15 years, 10 of them remotely from California and here on the southern Oregon coast.
She grew up in Garden Valley, located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but has lived in several places, including Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and California. When her daughter Rebecca left for college in 2020, she and her husband Chris decided to try a new adventure.
“We said, let’s get away from where everything is on fire all the time and we had thought about moving to the ocean,” she said. “We wanted to be somewhere within visiting distance of my daughter.”
Her daughter is studying graphic arts and interior design at Humboldt State University, about three hours away. So Pearcy started looking for a job in the area. When she got the job at Southern Coos, she and Chris moved out of the blue and bought property in Langlois. Chris is in the process of building their home, which took two years to start due to the pandemic and supply chain issues. The property is located on a former sheep ranch and overlooks Floras Creek.
“We love it there,” Pearcy said.
Pearcy loves the size of Southern Coos Hospital, coming from working for a large company that employs over 4,000 people.
“Everyone is looking forward to helping and supporting each other here,” she said. “This team atmosphere exists even outside your department. Everyone is friendly and easy to work with.
In her spare time, Jenny and Chris enjoy hiking, kayaking and just being outdoors. She also enjoys gardening and is looking forward to planting a garden once the house is finished.