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WCA Honors 143 Employees
For Long-Term Service

WCA Hospital Honorees gather for the 47th Annual WCA Hospital Employee Recognition Dinner held at Peek N' Peak Resort and Conference Center in Findley Lake.

One hundred and forty three employees were honored for their years of service at the 47th WCA Hospital Annual Employee Recognition Dinner held on Wednesday, May 9th at Peek N' Peak Conference & Resort Center. Constance Caldwell, Deborah Castiglione, M. Beebe Ehrman, Bonnie Stockwell, and Ruth Walton were honored for reaching a service milestone of 35 years.

"This evening is about commitment, dedication and celebration," said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO. "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 Rev. Donald Ray, Chaplain. 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, and 35 year honorees concluded the evening ceremony.

The following hospital employees were recognized for years of service: 5 YEARS: Loren Abbey, Kathleen Ayers, Amanda Bender, Sarah Black, Rene Blew, Bonnie Bowen, Yvonne Caldwell, Douglas Dahlgren, William Davis, Patricia Denzel, Tamara Dickey, Sharon Dillabough, Mary Dudick, Tracy Eckman, Jennifer Fairbanks, Diane Gatto, Rebecca Greenfield, Mary Teresa Heffern, Kristen Hitchcock, Lisa Ingram, Deborah Jackson, Lisa Johnson, Sandra Johnson, Rachel Kinney, Paula Kirschler, Jodie Lawson, Ned Lindstrom, Janice MacIntyre, Lori McChesney, Linda McMillen, Cynthia Melcher, Darlene Merritt, Betty Morrison, Steven Morrison, Karen Mott, Stephen Neel, Wendy O'Malley, Nichole Palmer, Carol Pence, Marvin Perkins, Jr., Michelle Rettger, Tina Schuver, Carol Simmes, Dr. Hanna Siwiec, Sheila Jo Smith, Melissa Stearns, Penelope Stevens, Christopher Swanson, Susan Talasky, Carrie Ulinger, Camisha Wilson. 10 YEARS: Tammy Balon, Dr. Jonathan Blasius, Brian Boam, David Carlson, Steven Davis, Jeffrey Down, Thomas Edstrom, Brenda Everett, Pamela Hawkins, David Johnson, Amy Jose, Jodelle LaBardo, Sonya Nance, Lynne Nickerson, Heather O'Donnell, Cathy Proudman, Laura Seiberg, Martha Strom, Vicki Swan, Kelly Truver-Whitman, Thomas Wigren. 15 YEARS: Geraldine Agens, Marie Anderson, Debra Arndt, Mary Bohall, Michele Calkins, Mary Caswell, Lisa Davis, Deborah Doty, Rachel Graham, Sue Hinsdale, David Hotchkiss, Donna Johnson, Kathleen Krieg, Barry Larsen, Scott Lemk, Sandra Lundberg, Fred McNiff, Jennifer Pagett, Sandra Sarro, Kellie Sims, Diane Snow, Shirlee Stockwell, Sue Thorpe, Mary Jill Vaillancourt, Dr. Frederick Verdonik, Richard Zembardo. 20 YEARS: Kandyce Carlson, Lori Crosby, Julie Davidson, Lori Dziduch, Charles Goulding, Jr., Lisa Heath, Joan Johnson, Kelly Kroon, Thomas Lang, Leslie Liuzzo, Patricia Manchester, Doris Ramirez, Rebecca Spear, Janice Swanson, Ann Thorpe, Laura Vincent, Evelyn Woodburn. 25 YEARS: Phyllis Benson, Angeline Briggs, Linda Calabrese, Laurie Logan, Ronald Privitera, Nancy Swanson, Lori Walker, Laurie White-Bedient, Jerri Youngberg. 30 YEARS: Curtis Barnes, Ethel Barnes, M. Carol Brosius, Dawn Calimeri, Kimberly Cerrie, Cynthia Cottone, Kathleen Durnell, Dianne French, William Haskell, Elaine Hoglin, Christine Melice, Lorraine Miley, Chris Nelson, Diana Peterson. 35 YEARS: Constance Caldwell, Deborah Castiglione, M. Beebe Ehrman, Bonnie Stockwell, Ruth Walton.

Congratulations was extended to WCA's twelve newest Employees of the Month: Cindy Diamond, Ardis Johnson, Amy Rhodes, Angie Briggs, Dianne French, Carol Anderson, Mary Bohall, Angela Stafford, Debra Swanson, Sandra Gustafson, Raymond Hagstrom, and Jeffrey Nash.

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. For more information, visit its Web site at

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