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WCA HONORS 140 EMPLOYEES FOR
LONG-TERM SERVICE

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Pictured:  WCA Hospital Honorees gather for the 48th Annual WCA Hospital Employee Recognition Dinner held at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville, New York.

Jamestown, New York, June 6, 2008—One hundred and forty employees were honored for their years of service at the 48th WCA Hospital Annual Employee Recognition Dinner held on Wednesday, May 14th at Chautauqua Suites and Conference Center in Mayville, New York. Mary Beth Carlson, L.P.N., Joyce Devine, Registered Nurse and Ronald Lorenc, Environmental Services Attendant were honored for reaching a service milestone of 40 years.

“The employee recognition dinner is all about celebration, dedication and commitment,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO. 

“This event is important to all of us.  Employees, members of the board of directors, medical staff and management team have come together this evening to recognize the important role you play in the successful functioning of WCA Hospital.  It is my privilege to be here and I welcome the opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to each of you.  Our physicians, our staff, and most importantly, our patients, thank you for your continued support, compassion and commitment to your community and to our patients.”

The invocation was given by Steven Kilburn, member of the WCA Hospital Board of Directors.  Hospital board members introduced distinguished honorees.  Brenda Ireland, board member, paid tribute to the twelve newest Employees of the Month. Special personal video messages from the 25, 30, 35 and 40-year honorees concluded the evening ceremony.

“You have been responsible for providing superior quality care to our patients in a challenging health care climate,” said Mrs. Judith Burgett, newly appointed WCA Hospital Board of Directors Chair.  “You have done so with a high level of professionalism, loyalty and work ethic for which we are sincerely grateful and proud.  You are the people we know, trust and believe in and we sincerely thank you.”

The following hospital employees were recognized for years of service: 40 YEAR:  Mary Beth Carlson, Joyce Devine and Ronald Lorenc.  35 YEAR: Donald Holm.   30 YEAR: Michelle Benson, Loretta Bush, Dianna Buttafarro, Janet Gustafson, Kathleen Hedrich, Judith Hettenbaugh, Deborah Johnston, Dawn LaTone, Rhonda Main, Patricia McKinney, Vincent Messina, Carolyn Nelson, Patricia Olson, Laurel Paine, Nancy Renswick and Jon Sundholm.  25 YEAR:  Mary Alonge, Mary Beth Coon, Lisa Eckstrom, Karan Murray, Jeffrey Nash, Kathleen Olson, Glenda Pelham, Rhonda Puleo, Linda Sampson, Jeannette Turner and Daniel Tyler.  20 YEAR:  Deborah Anderson, Lisa Bastian, Karen Beck, Deborah Caruso, Barbara Colacci, Eloise Crist, Laurie Crowell, Joan Hinderer, Linda Hirliman, Victor Karas, Jr., Marianne Mattoon, Lisa Miller, Colleen Nelson, Debra Nickerson, Claudette Piazza, Grace Rowe, Leeanne Sadowski, Ruth Slagle, Johnna Walker and Lynn Wigren.  15 YEAR:  Kerrin Bloomquist, Carole Bollman, David Bull, Mary Carpenter, Karen Johnson, Joyce Lapham, Joan Lohnes, Rhonda Lookenhouse, Erik Olson, Lewis Todd, Patricia Truax, Grace Walburg, Janelle Weilacher and David Wright.  10 YEAR:  Karen Austin, Kathryn Bach, Gwendolyn Beckerink, Owen Carr, Jessica Certo, Christine Chase, Mark Gens, Stephanie Gross, Virginia Hayes, Josephine Hough, Katherine Hoxie, Peter Mangini, Jack Munella, Jr., Dr. Albert Persia, Roberta Price, Justine Russell, Martha Schnars, Julie Shilling, Terri Stalmach, Jennifer Vangel, Callie Williams and Nicole Wilson.  5 YEAR:  Roslyn Adams, David Baron, Cheryl Beebe, Tamara Bellardo, Janet Blume, Thomas Brunner, Rhea Case, Katherine Classon, Stanley Crandall, Awilda Cruz, Martha Danielson, Mary Franklin, Tami Gustafson, Michelle Hall, Roger Harrower, Sandra Hawkins, Barbara Jackson, Cynthia Jamieson, Kathy Kelley, Nancy Kelley, Bonnie Kibbler, Janet Kiener, Susan Lewellen, Donald Lunz, Evelyn Lyons, Joyce Manno, Brian McClellan, Bradley McClennan, Debra Micek, Erin Neid, Laurene Passet, Phillip Petroff, Darla Phelps, Timothy Prince, Kristina Proper, Brenda Richard, Kathleen Rossetti, Amy Sanderson, Michele Schultz, Linda Schwerk, Brandon Siliano, Christina Slojkowski, Sally Sposato, Jessica Thomas, Diane Thompson, Priscilla Van Tassel, Ellen Weber and Kathleen Yanus.

Congratulations was extended to WCA’s twelve newest Employees of the Month: Rob Lazarczyk, Lisa Messina, Michelle Benson, Diane Hartson, Christina Rosengren, Carol Brosius, Stephanie Trusso, Johnson Carlson, Julie Davidson, Janet Chew, Wanda Pearson, Heidi Price.

WCA is a regional health system serving more than 160,000 people throughout southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. WCA is a leader in Cancer Care, Heart Care, Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health, Women's Services and diagnostic testing services.
 
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