Guthrie Healthcare System Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie Healthcare System employees who reached a service milestone between Jan. 2, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012 were recently honored for a combined 4,195 years of service to the organization.

There were 260 employees recognized for achieving between five and 40 years of service with Guthrie at a special awards dinner on Feb. 8. Each honoree received a recognition packet including a certificate of appreciation, a letter from the CEO, and a gift of their choice.

Marie Droege, Chief Operating Officer, GHS welcomed those attending. Rev. Michael Hughes, Director, Robert Packer Hospital Pastoral Services provided the invocation. A sit-down meal was prepared and served by the RPH Food & Nutrition staff. Congratulatory remarks and recognition of the 2011 CTE inductees were offered by Mark Stensager, GHS President/CEO.

In addition to employees being recognized for their service milestones, 42 employees achieving 25 years of service were inducted into the Commitment to Excellence Club.  This "club" is comprised of active and former GHS employees who have achieved 25 or more years of service. In addition to their service award gift, each Commitment To Excellence inductee was presented with a corsage or boutonniere, a certificate, and a special Commitment to Excellence Club commemorative gift.  This year's Commitment To Excellence inductees were:

Debra Arnold, Guthrie Home Health; Deborah Bobula, RPH Department of Surgery; John Burns, RPH Respiratory Therapy; Jody Campbell, GHS Materials Management; Karen Colegrove, RPH Intensive/Coronary Care; Cilene Delaney-Rolfe, GHS Employee Health; John Detrick, RPH Pulmonary Function; Deanna Fassett, RPH Joint Camp; Steven Felt, RPH Cardiac Rehabilitation; Kimberly Grace, RPH Clinical Outcomes; Linda May Hall, GHS Finance; Jennifer Hill, RPH Operating Room; Denise Ives, GHS Development; Kelly Koop, RPH Med/Surg Nursing 6SW; Paulette Kozemko, RPH Radiology-Diagnostic; Denis Lamontagne, RPH Extra Corporeal Perfusion; Anita Leonard, RPH Operating Room; Kyle McDuffee, RPH Food and Nutrition; Jennifer McNeal, RPH System Care Management; Katherine Mooney, RPH Operating Room; William Muth, RPH Nursing Administration; Gloria Oldfield, RPH Intensive/Coronary Care; Joseph Orchard, RPH Intensive/Coronary Care; Pamela Orshaw, RPH Cardiac Service Line; Donna Park, RPH Intensive/Coronary Care; Sharon Pinkard, RPH Operating Room; Gladys Politi, RPH The Connection Gift Shop; Charles Putrino, RPH Plant Services; Mary Rogers, RPH Operating Room; Nancy Russell, RPH Intensive Coronary Care; Kay Sampson, RPH Clinical Outcomes; Donna Shipman, RPH Radiology Administration; Linda Sindoni, RPH Pharmacy; Mary Ann Smith, Med Supply Depot Administration; Suzanne Stewart, RPH Nursing Staff Development; Donna Stillman, RPH Dietary; Suellen Tracey, RPH Mammography; Karen Vargason, RPH Med/Surg Nursing-PRN; Elaine Wall, Foundation Institutional Review Board; Valerie Westbrook, GHS Information Services; Donna Lynn Wheeler, RPH Clinical Documentation Management Program; and Jacqueline Wolcott, RPH Mail Room.

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.