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WCA Honors 131 Employees for Long-Term Service

WCA Hospital Honorees gather for the 53rd Annual WCA Hospital Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Inc. on Monday, June 4, 2012. One hundred and thirty-one employees were honored for their dedicated years of service at WCA Hospital.

Jamestown, New York, (Thursday, June 14, 2012)—Onehundred and thirty one employees were honored for their years of service at the 53rd WCA Hospital Annual Employee Recognition Dinner held on Monday, June 4th at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Inc. Constance Caldwell, Deborah Castiglione, M. Beebe Ehrman, Bonnie Stockwell, and Ruth Walton were honored for reaching a service milestone of 40 years.

“I am very proud to stand before you and recognize you for your years of service to WCA and the patients and communities we serve,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO.  “Tonight is all about commitment, dedication, celebration and history.  We are here to celebrate each and every one of you.  We are very fortunate that you chose to work at WCA and make us a part of your lives.  All employees have choices and healthcare professionals, in particular, can choose to work in a variety of healthcare settings in just about any geographical area.  WCA Hospital is a special place with a special mission.  Our doors are always open to all.  The quality of care we provide happens because of your commitment and dedication.  You truly are irreplaceable members of the hospital family.  You represent caring and compassion.   On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Medical Staff, the employees and most importantly, our patients, thank you for your dedication and support.”

“You are truly champions for our hospital and the communities we serve,” added Brenda Ireland, chair, WCA Hospital Board of Directors.  “I would like to express our sincere gratitude for your expertise, commitment and hard work that makes WCA one of the premium hospitals in the nation.  Thank you for making a difference.”

The invocation was given by Rev. Donald Ray, retired WCA Hospital Chaplain.  Hospital board members introduced distinguished honorees.  Brenda Ireland, WCA Hospital Board of Directors Chair introduced board members.  James Roach, 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.

The following hospital employees were recognized for years of service: 5 Year: Kemyatta Austin,  Barbara Baker,  Dorothy Carlson,  Ann Chinni,  Carol Clement,  Mandy Davis,  Tammy Eggleston,  Kymberly Fox,  Jill Fredd,  Laura Freville,  Nichole Gustafson,  Amanda Hagg,  Scott Harrington,  Ann Hill,  Thomas Hutchinson,  Debbie Littlefield,  Amy McDonald,  Randall McKinney,  Michael Miceli,  Connie Moore,  Dawn Moser,  Linda Nelson,  Kellie O'Keefe,  Jennifer O'Neil,  Brian Pumford,  Christina Rams,  Scott Seiberg,  Laurie Smith,  Suzanne Vik,  Miranda Wells 10 Year: Amanda Bender,  Yvonne Caldwell,  Douglas Dahlgren,  Patricia Denzel,  Mary Dudick,  Rebecca Greenfield,  Rene Hearn,  Mary-Teresa Heffern,  Lisa Johnson,  Sandra Johnson,  Paula Kirschler,  Jodie Lawson,  Ned Lindstrom,  Janice MacIntyre,  Michelle Marsh,  Linda McMillen,  Cynthia Melcher,  Betty Morrison,  Karen Mott,  Stephen Neel,  Sharon Passarelli,  Carol Pence,  Marvin Perkins,  Tina Schuver,  Sheila Jo Smith,  Penelope Stevens,  Susan Talasky,  Camisha Wilson  15 Year: Tammy Balon,  Dr. Jonathan Blasius,  David Carlson,  Steven Davis,  Brenda Everett,  Pamela Hawkins,  David Johnson,  Jodelle LaBardo,  Lynne Nickerson,  Cathy Proudman,  Martha Strom,  Vicki Swan,  Kelly Whitman,  Thomas Wigren  20 Year: Marie Anderson,  Mary Bohall,  Michele Calkins,  Mary Caswell,  Lisa Davis,  Deborah Doty,  Rachel Graham,  Sue Hinsdale,  David Hotchkiss,  Barry Larsen,  Scott Lemk,  Sandra Lundberg,  Fred McNiff,  Jennifer Pagett,  Diane Snow,  Shirlee Stockwell,  Sue Thorpe,  Dr. Frederick Verdonik,  Richard Zembardo 25 Year: Lori Crosby,  Julie Davidson,  Lori Dziduch,  Charles Goulding,  Lisa Heath,  Kelly Kroon,  Thomas Lang,  Patricia Manchester,  Doris Ramirez,  Rebecca Spear,  Janice Swanson,  Laura Vincent,  Evelyn Woodburn  30 Year: Laurie Bedient,  Linda Calabrese,  Laurie Logan,  Ronald Privitera,  Nancy Swanson,  Lori Walker ,  Jerri Youngberg.

35 Year: Curtis Barnes,  Dawn Calimeri,  Cynthia Cottone,  Kathleen Durnell,  Dianne French,  Elaine Hoglin,  Christine Melice,  Lorraine Miley,  Chris Nelson,  Diana Peterson  40 Year: Contance Caldwell,  Deborah Castiglione,  M. Beebe Ehrman,  Ruth Walton.

Congratulations were extended to WCA Hospital’s twelve newest HCAHPS/Employees of the Month: Tad Cronin, Elizabeth Short, Lynne Nickerson, Amy Calarco, Rosemary Billquist, Stephanie Gross, Brenda Lang, Raymond Merkt, Nathan Dossey, William Freedline, Emelia Lindquist, and Janice Swanson.

The mission of WCA Hospital is to improve the health and well being of the people of Chautauqua County and the surrounding area.  WCA Hospital, a 342-licensed bed hospital, is located in Jamestown, New York, chartered in 1885, is Southwestern New York’s largest not-for-profit healthcare provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute and rehabilitation services.  WCA Hospital has been recognized at the state and national level for high quality care outcomes.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, The American Association of Blood Banks, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and American College of Radiology and is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.  For more information, visit WCA’s website at, or call (716) 487-0141.

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