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HVCH recognizes employees for years of service

Group recognized for 30 plus years of service

Hocking Valley Community Hospital celebrated National Hospital Week by recognizing health care workers and the innovative ways they are supporting and connected to their community.

The week’s festivities included breakfast treats, employee recognition and retiree lunch, dunk tank fundraiser for the Foundation, Plinko game, hospital Olympics and other games.

“Healthcare is tough, but the employees at Hocking Valley Community Hospital come to work each day with a passion for taking care of others. They give of themselves to make a difference in the lives of their patients,” HVCH President & CEO Stacey Gabriel said.

“The pandemic has consumed our worlds, both professional and personal, for the past three years. With the public health emergency officially declared over, it finally feels like we can take a deep breath and focus on projects and initiatives other than Covid response. Today we honor hospital employees with 5, 10, 25 and 30 plus years of history with Hocking Valley. Thank you for all your dedication to our patients and the community.”

As part of the celebration, groups of employees were recognized for their years of service, including the following:

5 Years

  • Jennifer Horner, Emergency Services
  • Laura Johnson, Inpatient Services
  • Wendy Lytle, Rural Health Clinic
  • Randy Montgomery, Finance
  • Stephanie Moore, Radiology
  • Donna Peterson, Nursing Supervisor
  • Trena Recker, Psychiatry
  • Josie Riggs, Admitting
  • Jo Ruff, Rural Health Clinic
  • Amy Teasley, Cardiovascular
  • Laurie Withem, Inpatient Services

10 Years

  • Patty Hock, Finance
  • Debbie Joy, Specialty Clinic
  • Jenny Jordan, Social Services
  • Bethany McDaniel, Laboratory
  • Alicia Snyder, Inpatient Services
  • Amber Spencer, Radiology
  • Bill Travis, Surgery

15 Years

  • Mary Burggraf, Rehabilitation
  • Kim Brown, Rural Health Clinic
  • Kristen Butler, Business Office
  • Debbie Holbrook, Rural Health Clinic
  • Joe Manuel, Cardiovascular
  • Faith Todd, Radiology
  • Elaine Walker, Psychiatry

25 Years

  • Beth Davis, Rural Health Clinic
  • Amy Scarberry, Laboratory
  • Julia Sinnott, Inpatient Services
  • Heather Smith, Business Office

30+ Years

  • 30 years – Amy Hooper, Cardiovascular
  • 31 years – Tara Jacobs, Surgery
  • 31 years – Crystal Jordan-Nye, Cardiovascular
  • 32 years – Peach Hutchison, Medical Records
  • 32 years – Janelle Green, Risk Management
  • 32 years – Mary Chorniak, Surgery
  • 33 years – Crescent Rooker, Emergency Department
  • 33 years – Rana Goss, Inpatient Services
  • 34 years – Kandy Fizer, Education
  • 35 years – Becky Maurice, Rural Health Clinic Billing
  • 35 years – Teresa Downs, Special Care Unit
  • 36 years – Holly Gompf, Outpatient Clinic
  • 37 years – Lori Linton, Nursing Supervisor
  • 39 years – Sheri Thompson, Human Resources
  • 41 years – Letha Burrell, Surgery
  • 44 years – Marilyn Johnson, Surgery

“In every organization the people who show up every day are the greatest assets and the employees being recognized today have been showing up for many years.  We all know that healthcare is a tough industry but knowing that our patients and customers have so many staff members with this kind of longevity makes it all worthwhile.

The employees who have reached these milestones have devoted and committed to serving our community. Altogether, these employees have a combined 885 years of service to HVCH. That is absolutely amazing!” Gabriel concluded.