Clearfield Hospital celebrates service milestones|
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Clearfield Hospital held its annual Employee Recognition Dinner May 23 at St. Charles Café, Clearfield.
The purpose of the dinner is to honor all hospital employees, with special recognition given to those who have reached milestones in their employment. This year's theme was "Our Employees - We Salute You for Your Years of Service."
President Gary Macioce thanked the employees for their hard work and commitment. He said during his years working for community hospitals, he has found there is no substitute for dedicated, competent and compassionate employees.
"New technology, facilities and equipment are important, but what a hospital is really about is a dedicated workforce. And, that's what I appreciate most about community hospitals - dedicated, long-term employees who share a sense of pride in what they do. I hope to join you one day as a long-term employee of Clearfield Hospital," he said.
Macioce also shared a Henry Ford quote: "There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
Referencing that quote, Macioce stated, "I hope that you all feel a special sense of accomplishment and happiness for your service to Clearfield Hospital."
David McConnell, chief financial officer for Penn Highlands Healthcare, addressed the employees and said he appreciates the sacrifices each employee makes for the betterment of the hospital and the patients it serves.
"No matter what your position, you play a vital role in making our patients feel welcome. You enable Clearfield Hospital to fulfill its mission of providing excellent care and outstanding customer service," he said.
Also congratulating the employees was Kathy Bedger, chief nursing officer, who thanked the employees for their dedication and said they all play an essential role in patient care.
The following employees were recognized for reaching these service milestones:
Retirees: Elizabeth Campolong, Pat Carfley, Donna Homman, Gale Peters, Peggy Peters, Sandra Potutschnig, Flora Reese, Linda Starck, Barbara Vaughn and Rosemary Workman.
40 years of service: Joan Nicklas, Toby Reinke and Sandra Unick.
35 years of service: Bonnie Anderson, Cindy Aughenbaugh, Pat Carfley, Kelly Livergood, Arlene Morgillo, Jeanne Rose, Karen Shaw and Nadine Twigg.
30 years of service: Tonda Beard, Mary Ann Condon, Donna Homman, Kathleen Hoyle, Ruby Maines, Kathryn Norris, Flora Reese, George Root, Sandra Saito, Jamie Veihdeffer and Billie Watson.
25 years of service: Margaret Conaway, Patsy Flanders, Brenda Koval, Sandra Maines, John Olink, Kathryn Selvage, Melissa Shomo, Kimberly Smolko, Loretta Temchack and Colleen Yeager.
20 years of service: Mary Askey, Karen Barger, Tina Barrett, Audrey Bowling, Stacy Bowman, Jeanne Callahan, Deborah Feathers, Jerrie Fida, Dora Raye Gillingham, Sharon Goodman, Lesa Lupton, Esther Maines, Tina Martin, Judith McGarry, Marsha Mills, Chuck Shaffer, Bonnie Sharpless, Dawn Shirey, Monica Smith, Linda Starck, Rita Stodart, Tammy Stucke and Jolene Vaow.
15 years of service: Canace Carns, Patricia Cline, Joanne Dixon, Karen Fulmer, Tracey LeGars, Dennis Lloyd, Kristina Lykens, Rhonda Majewsky, Danielle McDowell, Elizabeth Moore, Amy Peters, Eldon Reams, Brenda Strouse, Hilary Tingle and Sharon Witherite.
10 years of service: Christina Belinda, Heather Clark, Julie Decker, Dr. Daniel Huckestein, Gordon Kessinger, Heather Kisamore, Todd Lucas, Susan Mason, Carol McCully, Lynn McKenzie, Michael Mitskavich, Mary Slabon, Gail Sloppy, Angela Weed, Lenora Welder, Jennifer Wenturine and Starla Wood.
Five years of service: David Barber, Kristen Bloom, Gaylene Brown, Amy Duke, Betsy Durandetta, Dr. James Edwards, Nicholle Heltman, James Hull, Laureen Jackson, Annette James, Kristi Lawhead, Dr. Justin MacCarthy, Robin Mandel, Laura McCartney, Nakoma McLaughlin, Pamela Mills, Jennifer Natoli, Kimmie Pinto, Noreen Richards, Bethany Root, Susan Ruof, Kristy Sass, Audra Sidelinger, Jennifer Straka, Jennifer Strickland, Nancy Twoey, Susan Weis, Phyllis Westover, Mary K. Woods and Kim Zelenky.