By Robbie McKay Lincoln News • September 20, 2018
MILLINOCKET – MRH’s Employee/ Family Picnic and the 35th Annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony were held Thursday September 13th.
With perfect weather in plentiful supply, employees relaxed under a huge tent and were treated to a bountiful picnic buffet that featured grilled chicken and hamburgers as well as assorted salads. For dessert, five different kinds of the iconic Maine whoopie pie were offered. After the picnic, attendees moved inside to the hospital’s multi-purpose room where the awards ceremony was held.
Twenty three employees honored had a combined total of 320 years of service to MRH. Managers paid tribute to the recipients by sharing their accomplishments at the hospital and in their particular departments. Award recipients also were given gold pins with precious gems for varying lengths of times of service. Norma Jowdry in Chapman Laboratory received her 40 year pin; Lee Ann Goddard from Patient Financial Services was honored for 35 years with a pin; and Kim Cox from the Emergency Services department and Deidra Perrow from Wellness got their 30 year pins. Many others received awards and pins as well, and they are listed in a congratulatory announcement in this issue.
Materials Management received the 2018 Department of the Year award. They were chosen by the 2017 winners, Diagnostic Imaging who nominated them ” for their willingness to assist with urgent requests, excellent rapport across all departments, wealth of knowledge always shared to the benefit of the patients and staff alike, strong work ethic, and they are also a pleasure to deal with.” MRH’s CEO Bob Peterson had high praise for the employees of the hospital.
“This hospital stands out in the care we deliver and the personalized manner in which that care is delivered. We are truly different from other hospitals and that difference has been present throughout our history…. I want to congratulate each and every honoree and thank them for sharing their knowledge with us and carrying on the rich tradition of MRH,” Peterson said.
Click here for Full List of 2018 Service Awards Recipients
2018 Service Award Recipients (L to R): Lee Ann Goddard, Robin Stevens, Jennifer Elkins, Brent Spencer, Faye Ares, Norma Jowdry, Ryan Hafford, Jacqueline Juchnik, Bonnie Reardon, Donna Cramp, Hilary Campbell and Caitlin Yates
2018 Department of the Year ‘Materials Management’ (L to R): Lynne Mackin, Dora Kelly
About Millinocket Regional Hospital
Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital nestled at the base of Baxter State Park that provides vital healthcare services to those who live, work and play in the Katahdin Region. Beyond the friendly staff and award-winning patient care, MRH provides an impressive range of specialty and general services; with a recent expansion resulting in the addition of eight new specialties and a Walk-In Care facility. In 2016, MRH was recognized as the Cleanest Hospital in New England by Becker’s Hospital Review and received a five star rating on the Medicare Quality Scale. Providing jobs to approximately 250 people, MRH is the largest employer in the Katahdin Region and a crucial economic force within its community. For more information, please visit www.mrhme.org or www.facebook.com/MillinocketRegionalHospital