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Ross champions celebrated at annual award ceremony

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November 19, 2018 - The Long Service and Excellence Award Ceremony is held at RMH each year to shine a light on Hospital champions. Among the 122 employees celebrated for their long service at a the November 14th event was Emergency Department nurse, Maxine Russell, who has been caring for RMH patients for 40 years.

Val Harris, Chair of the RMH Board of Governors, thanked all award winners on behalf of the community. “What you do matters. Whether you’re processing samples in the lab, helping patients at the bedside, imaging their injuries, sterilizing medical devices, cleaning patients’ rooms, preparing their food, managing the flow of information, or keeping the water running and the lights on … it all matters.”

Following the Long Service Awards, the Awards of Excellence were presented:

Respectful Communicator

Flora McMullen (Graphic Communications)
Melissa Gibson (Registered Practical Nurse)

Committed to the Team  

Ruth Hopkins (Rehabilitation Assistant)
Paul Davies (Emergency Department Volunteer)
Kolbi Farr (Secretary)
Cindy Turner (Patient Access Clerk)
Volunteers in Eye Suite and Operating Room

Dedicated to Excellence   

Theressa Barnett (Registered Nurse)
Madalena Paterson (Orderly)
Christine Siefert (Clinical Nutrition Coordinator)
Jennifer Alldred (Patient Access Clerk)
Paul Morasse (Storekeeper)
Sheila Gayfer (Information Desk Volunteer)
Security Team

“Congratulations to everyone who received a special award today, and thank you for the commitment you’ve made to the Ross,” said Dr. Bert Lauwers, RMH President and CEO. “There are many of you whose time here can no longer be referred to as ‘a chapter in your life.’ You’ve made the decision to make the Ross Memorial your second home. That’s something very special. To all of you who have made the Ross Memorial your second home – thank you.”   

 

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