Date: 3/1/2006

St. Mary Medical Center celebrates employees with up to 45 years of service

Whether they’ve been on the job for 5 years or 45 years, one thing is true about St. Mary Medical Center employees: they remain as dedicated as ever to providing a superior patient experience.

At the St. Mary Medical Center Anniversary Salute Service Awards Breakfast on Feb. 28, hospital administrator Milt Triana congratulated employees who have served the hospital and community with anywhere from 5 to 45 years of service. The breakfast took place in the hospital’s Waterfall Café, where 114 employees were congratulated for not only hitting service milestones, but helping to carry through with the hospital’s mission, vision and values in exemplary ways.

“Whether it’s giving patients hope, a new medicine, a hug, a chance to walk again, a clean room, a hot meal, a working sink - you are making a difference and helping to fulfill our Community Healthcare System mission. You are extraordinary people providing extraordinary care, and I personally thank you for your dedication to St. Mary Medical Center and the health and wellbeing of our community,” Triana said.

Cutline: (from right) Among the 114 honored at the St. Mary Medical Center Anniversary Salute Service Awards Breakfast was Jim Wade from the hospital’s plant operations department. Wade was the sole 45 year honoree, closely followed by 40-year honoree nurse Judy Elieff of the diabetes program. Marcia Keilman, Brenda Maupin and Susan Chandler each celebrated 35 years. (not pictured: 35-year employee Ivanka Tanaskoski).