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Dan Cordosi Will Be Honored As Longest-Serving Employee at WCA

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Congratulating Daniel Cordosi from left, Cecil Miller, WCA Hospital Director of Support Services; Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO; 45-year honoree, Daniel Cordosi; Christina Reynolds, WCA Director of Hospitality Services; Karen L. Bohall, WCA Hospital Director of Human Resources.

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, April 28, 2011)—Daniel Cordosi, Food Services Aide at WCA Hospital since October 4, 1965, will celebrate his 45th year of service this May during the “52nd WCA Hospital Recognition Dinner” which will be held at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club on Monday, May 2 at 5:45 p.m.  Cordosi will be honored as the longest-serving honoree at this year’s event.

The WCA Hospital Board of Directors will honor 142 employees at the ceremonial dinner held each year during National Hospital Week – the nation’s largest healthcare event that celebrates the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make health care facilities beacons of care.

“Dan is an inspiration to others and truly exemplifies our mission at WCA,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO.  “Our patients and families we serve can take comfort in knowing that our healthcare team is backed by years of dedicated and unwavering service to our hospital.  This annual commemorative celebration serves as a reminder that hospitals are the foundation of communities and serve people in every community from all walks of life.”

Karen L. Bohall, Director of Human Resources at the hospital noted, “We are very proud of what our honorees have accomplished and inspired to have such highly-skilled, compassionate individuals caring for our patients.  This honorary banquet is our way of saying thank you.”

One hundred and forty two employees will be honored for 2,570 years of combined service.  Employees will be honored who have reach 5, 10, 20, 30, 35, 40, and 45-year anniversaries with the hospital.  The highlight of the evening’s celebration will be a video tribute to top honorees.

The first National Hospital Day was held on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12, 1921.  National Hospital Day was originally conceived by a Chicago magazine editor as a public healthcare event that encouraged trust in the city’s hospital in the wake of the ‘Spanish flu’ outbreak of 1918, which killed more than 600,000.  The event expanded to an entire week in 1953.  Today, every state celebrates National Hospital Week, which is sponsored by American Hospital Association.

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