Congratulations to Our Champion of the Month: Tamekia Hooks


Certified Nursing Assistant

Describe your family: 4 boys and a girl. One son just graduated & will study Radiology at Southwest. 

Describe yourself in five words: Affectionate, friendly, gentle, compassionate and gracious. 

What do you do for fun: Travel, sew, decorate and I love board games and playing cards. 

Do you have any hobbies: I love to cook and shop. I enjoy dressing people up. I’m big on fashion. 

What is your favorite thing about your job: Making residents smile. Caring for them gives me a purpose.

What is Your favorite food: Steak & Shrimp.

What is your favorite song: So Amazing by Luther Vandross. 

Do you have any pets: 2 Shih Tzus.

What is something you are proud of: My children. They are helpful, respectful and kind.

What would you like people to know about you: Love my coworkers. Finishing Real Estate School.

As a dedicated employee, her flexibility is unmatched. A few words you will never hear mustered from Tamekia is, “that’s not my job!” Whenever and wherever she is asked to pitch in and assist, Tamekia is there! You can find her offering stellar care to our residents, and in-between-time, assisting with securing and stocking supplies on all units. She is dependable and a true asset to Kirby Pines.

– Rhonda Nelson, Director of Nursing