Harris Regional Hospital held a lunch and ceremony to honor 28 employees for their years of service on the Harris, Swain and Franklin campuses. The employees were recognized for milestones ranging from five to 40 years. Each employee’s manager shared brief words of praise for the staff member before awarding a framed certificate.
Don Ridley (Information Technology) was recognized for 40 years of service; Carol Buchanan (Labor and Delivery), Lisa Cochran (Finance) and Becky Wilkes (Human Resources) for 30 years; Diane Beck (Nursing), Kim Faust (Mother-Baby), Cynthia Grant (Home Health), Vicky Henson (Food & Nutrition), Mary Sitton (Home Health) and Sandy Wykle (Home Health) for 20 years; Dale Davis (Environmental Services), Jo Ann Palmer (Human Resources), Mary Parris (Human Resources) and Sara Parton (Imaging) for 15 years; Edward Estes (Laboratory), Jennifer Kelly (Good Samaritan Clinic), Lisa Patton (Hospice), Connie Pryor (Emergency Department), Annie Reinert (Nursing) and Abbie Wilkins (Surgery) for 10 years; and Patti Almond (Emergency Department), Jason Beck (Respiratory Therapy), Shelby Blanton (Corporate Relations), James Brown (Maintenance), Lisa Buchanan (WNC Pediatric & Adolescent Care), Janet Griffin (Patient Financial Services), Kimberly Sanders (Rehabilitation Services) and Gina West (Swain Respiratory Therapy) for five years. Service awards luncheons are held quarterly at Harris Regional Hospital.