Fifty-nine employees – including seven with 30 years of service – were honored at a recent quarterly employee recognition dinner at St. Bernards Medical Center. Honorees included those whose employment anniversary dates came in the second quarter of 2012 and whose length of service fell into five-year increments.
The honorees accounted for nearly 900 years of service to St. Bernards, with seven having been on staff for 30 years, five for 25 years, seven for 20 years, 10 for 15 years, 19 for 10 years and 11 for five years.
Employees represent 15 towns and communities in five different Arkansas counties. In Craighead County, 35 are from Jonesboro; one is from Bay; two are from Bono; two are from Monette; one is from Brookland; and one is from Caraway.
One employee is from Cross County; five are from Greene; one is from Lawrence; and 10 are from Poinsett.
Five of the 30-year employees are from Jonesboro, and two are from Trumann. Jonesboro residents include Nawanna Ford who works in the lab, Thomas Jackson who works in the post anesthesia care unit, Judy Knight who works in the gastroenterology lab, Evelyn McMasters who works in the cardiac catheterization lab and Mary Meyer who works at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The two Trumann residents who have been on staff for 30 years are Gary May who works in engineering and Betty Shores who works in the lab.
Three of the five 25-year employees are from Jonesboro. They include Vonda Curtis who works in dialysis, Melody Dunnam who works in surgery and Tanyuia Wade who works in environmental services. The others are Cynthia Smith of Tyronza who works in noninvasive cardiology and Bonnie Parker of Harrisburg who works in progressive care.
Twenty-year employees include five from Jonesboro and one each from Paragould and Trumann. Jonesboro residents are Chris Barber, president and chief executive officer of St. Bernards Healthcare, Dana Kennedy who works in senior health services, Rebecca McQuay who works in surgery, Becky Reid who works in surgery and Jacqueline Guffey who works in surgery. The others are Carla Morton of Paragould who works in respiratory care and Angela Stotts of Trumann who works in admitting.
Fifteen-year employees include seven from Jonesboro and one each from Monette, Paragould and Walcott. Jonesboro residents are Cortina Burton who works on 5 East, Larry Davis who works in corporate administration, Corey Finley who works in the lab, James Gossett who works in surgery, Debby Hall who works in nursing administration, Melanie Hinchey who works at Paragould Wound Healing Center and Bobbie Richards who works in the emergency department. Others are Erin Duncan of Monette work works on 5 East, Karen Mothershed from Paragould who works in home health and Nikki Cupp of Walcott who works in administration at the St. Bernards Imaging Center.
Of the 19 employees who were honored for 10 years of service, 13 are from Jonesboro, two from Marked Tree and one each from Caraway, Harrisburg, Hickory Ridge and Lepanto. Jonesboro residents include Christopher Clark who works in sterile processing, John M. Davis who works in housekeeping at the Health & Wellness Institute, Lonnie Donley who works at the senior life center, Kelley Glasco who works in the emergency department, Amy Hall who works in surgery, Deanna Hudson who works in noninvasive cardiology, Sharmaine LaFarlette who works in the emergency department, Tina Martin who works in human resources, Eric McGee who works on 2 North, Alan Oldman who works in the lab, Karen Pettit who works in quality improvement, Robert Stephens who works at the senior life center and Janice Tate who works in communication control.
Other 10-year employees are Cleffie Gipson of Caraway who works at the senior life center; Deborah Wright of Harrisburg who works in telemetry, Peggy Burnett of Hickory Ridge who works in the senior life center, Joyce A. Gatlin of Lepanto who works in the senior life center, Carol Crum of Marked Tree who works in the senior life center and Shirley Neal of Marked Tree who works in the senior life center.
Five-year employees include five from Jonesboro, two from Paragould and one each from Bay, Imboden, Monette and Trumann. Jonesboro residents are Kimberly Cooksey who works in hospice, Jessica Davis who works in intensive care, Frank Edwards who works in environmental services, Ashley Engelken who works on 2 North and Samantha Payne who works in hospice. Others are Sarah Lynn, Bay, 2 North; Casey Jines, Imboden, intensive care; Samuel Bollinger, Monette, wound healing center; Mary Clanton, Trumann, lab; and Jennifer Barber, emergency department, and Amy Vick, coding, both of Paragould.
Honorees received crystal desk awards in recognition of their service.