Grant Memorial Hospital hosted its 2012 Employee Service Dinner May 24 at the South Branch Inn in Moorefield to honor its 2011 retirees and employees celebrating their employment anniversary dates.
The Rev. Larry Cantu, GMH Board of Trustees president, welcomed employees and their guests to the evening's festivities by voicing his and the board's appreciation for the honorees' dedication and service to the hospital.
CEO Mary Beth Barr recognized the honorees and thanked Cantu and board members. She mentioned the fact that GMH board members volunteer many hours attending board and committees meetings.
From left are the Rev. Larry Cantu, Nancy Horner, Donna Vance, Pat Myers and CEO Mary Beth Barr during the recent 2012 Employee Service Dinner hosted by Grant Memorial Hospital.
"Your contributions are not only essential but very valuable in assisting our administrative team and staff in ensuring our services to the Tri-County area are always quality," she said.
While honoring the employees in attendance, Barr reflected on the fact that she had just finished her first year and a half as the hospital's CEO. She emphasized that the hospital and employees have embraced this time of uncertainty and rapid change and noted that she could always leave the hospital each day knowing that she had a dedicated and trustworthy staff taking care of patients and each other.
The retirees were Brenda Brewer, Nancy Horner, Annabelle Kuykendall, Pat Myers, Donna Vance and Carol Wratchford.
Pins were rewarded to Lorraine Kimble for 45 years of service and Phyllis Alt for 40 years of service. Those receiving 35-year pins were Donna Rumer and Marilyn Sherman. Brenda Crites, Lois Liller and Connie Wolford received 30-year pins.
Employees receiving their 25-year pins were Jan Dolly, Margie Judy, Carolyn Sions, Tena Sites, Donna Sullivan and Gayann Veach. Twenty-year pins were awarded to Carolyn Alt, Ronnie Arbaugh, Tina Barr, Becky Calhoun Harman, Susan Long, Cindy Shreve and Duane Vance.
Maggie Arbaugh and Jaime Bland received their 15-year pins; and Debra Berg, Jerica Bobo, Denise Hevener, Beverly Kile, Brad Mauzy, Rhonda Mauzy, Pamela Michaels, Janet Owens, Barbara Sites and Kitty Turner received 10-year pins.
Those awarded their five-year pins were Jessica Arbogast, Peggy Burns, Kathy Daniels, Sandra Knight, Chandra Raredon, Ashlea Rexrode, Arvella Rose, Bonnie Sites, Bethany Stump, Brenda Vance, Kaitlinn Welton and Laura Wilson.
Barr concluded by stating to the attendees, "Thank you for your faith and trust in Grant Memorial, and most of all, thank you on behalf of all those who have enjoyed the benefit of your service in health care."
Others attending the celebration were Gail Cantu, Lynn Wilson and board members Betty Moomau and Jim Wilson.