Sylva, N.C. – A lunch ceremony was recently held at Harris Regional Hospital honor 13 employees for their years of service on the Harris, Swain and Franklin campuses.
The employees were recognized for milestones ranging from five to 30 years and collectively represented 190 years of service to the hospitals and associated physician practices. Each employee’s manager provided brief words of praise for the staff member before awarding them with a framed certificate.
Employees recognized this quarter were:
5 Years: Jackie Awtrey, patient registrar; Susie Blackwell, patient registrar; Tiffany Councill, Nurse Practitioner, Mountain GI Associates; Amie Gainor, medical office assistant, WNC Pulmonary; Jen Murray, food and nutrition supervisor; Ryan Slechta, MD, Sylva Orthopaedic Associates.
10 Years: Amy Hedden, RN, Harris orthopaedics unit; Mary Curtis McCracken, sports medicine and rehabilitation manager; Loretta Sequoyah, mammography technician; Lori Yerse, RN, director, Harris Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center.
15 Years: Darlene Brooks, CT technician, Harris imaging; Carol Hood, medical office assistant, Center for Family Medicine – Franklin.
20 Years: Elizabeth Dixon, MD, Sylva Medical Center; Stephanie Sutton, Harris grill cook/cashier; Marcell Woodard, medical office assistant, Sylva Medical Center.
30 Years: Rita Moss, Nurse Practitioner, Harris hospitalist program.
“It’s an honor to recognize the dedication and longstanding service of our staff members,” said Steve Heatherly, president and CEO, Harris Regional and Swain County Hospitals. “These awards exemplify the commitment of outstanding staff members who represent multiple areas of discipline within our facilities, all contributing to the unified goal of a world-class patient and family experience.”
Service awards luncheons are held quarterly at Harris Regional Hospital.