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St. Francis Recognizes Employee Longevity 

On September 25, St. Francis Hospital & Health Services celebrated the years of service of several of its employees at the 2012 Service Awards Banquet held at the St. Gregory’s Parish Center. Each year St. Francis hosts this event to recognize employees who celebrated a 5-year incremental anniversary over the past year.

“We celebrate our employees because they are our most important resource,” said Gray Cox, president of St. Francis. “St. Francis has provided high quality, compassionate care for more than 117 years. This wouldn’t have been possible without an extraordinary commitment from – and to – our employees. The fact that we have 78 employees who celebrated anniversary milestones with us in 2012 confirms that the St. Francis truly appreciates its employees.”

The 78 employees were identified for a total of 930 years of service. Three employees were honored with 35 years of service: Carrie Carmichael, Mary Ebrecht, and Cathy New. Others recognized included:

  • 6 celebrating 30 years,
  • 4 celebrating 25 years,
  • 1 celebrating 20 years,
  • 7  celebrating 15 years,
  • 27 celebrating 10 years, and
  • 30 employees celebrating 5 years

The honorees were treated to a special dinner and musical entertainment by Dr. Charles Badami. A service award certificate and small gift were presented to each employee recognized.

On September 26, St. Francis then honored employees with 20+ years of service with a reception. Although only Tammy Thompson was inducted into the group with 20 years of service, a total of 77 employees were recognized for 2,411 years of service.

Hospital president Gray Cox thanked those being recognized for their dedication, noting that one in six St. Francis employees has served 20 or more years.

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5 Years: Front Row: Danielle Kelly, Sharon Paxson, Ciara Burns, and Carol Zimmerman. Back Row: Dr. Kristyn Menendez, Phil Larabee, Fred Rohs, Heather Darling, and Joshua Allee. Not pictured: Megan Auffert, Jennifer Clements, Gina Doolin, Ellyn Fuller, LaDonna Giffin, Molly Graham, Carol Heflin, Joni Jensen, Kim Mogler, Stacy Murphy, Abigail Murray, Lisa Puckett, Jennifer Russell, Lesley Schulte, Lauren Strough, Heather Wallace, Dr. Susan Watson, Donald Wheeler, and Cynthia Zgonc. 10 Years: Front Row: Rick Maudlin, Lola Claypool, Laurie Fuller, Carla Vliegler, Melinda Bronson, Sue Ann Mattson, and Becky Wilson. Back Row: Gary Thompson, Staci Drydale, Dr. Mike Feuerbacher, Mary Nord, Dr. Brian Golightly, and Laura Thomson. Not Pictured: Pamela Atkin, LeeAnn Beck, Jamie Brummett, Allison Calfee, Stephanie Conn, Greg Ebrecht, Ame Ebrecht, Debra Hull, Larena Lockhart-Vaughn, Dianna Moad, Martha Mustion, Emily Sunderman, Becki Tompkins, and Erin York. 20 Years: Pictured Left, Tammy Thompson 15 Years: Michelle Kempf, Frank Grispino, and Beverly Noellsch. Not Pictured: Jan Beeman, Jennifer Burns-Tunell, Kimberly Jackson, and Mary Kendall.
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25 Years: Monica Mauzey, Nancy Rickabaugh, Natalie Hall, and Sharon Adwell. 30 Years: Janet Murphy, Barbra Runde, Tim Hurst, Marsha Maudlin, and Chris Mattson. Not pictured: Sandra Neal 35 Years: Mary Ebrecht, Cathy New, and Carrie Carmichael.

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