Newman Regional Health Recognizes Employees for 940+ Years of Service

March 22, 2021

(Emporia, KS) — On February 18, 2021, Newman Regional Health recognized a combined 940+ years of service with a celebration honoring approximately 64 employees. Each year, Newman Regional Health recognizes staff members that have been with the organization for a milestone number of years.

“Our employees are celebrated after completing five years of service and every five years of service that they provide thereafter,” says Bob Wright, CEO at Newman Regional Health. “It’s important that we stop and recognize employees who achieve these milestones. They are the ones who help shape our culture and guide those who look to them as formal and informal leaders throughout their career. To have the opportunity to tell each of them how proud I was of them for their dedication and personal sacrifice during this pandemic was truly one of the high points of my career. Newman Regional Health is what it is today because of these individuals.”

“Not only are we congratulating our employees during this time, but through this event, we are enabling our employees to become closer with one another,” says Director of Business Development, McKenzie Cinelli. “They get an opportunity to converse with so many from outside their own departments. It’s neat to see a group like this supporting and congratulating one another. There’s no doubt that it increases employee morale and creates excitement among all other staff.”

The Newman Regional Health STAR (Standards, Awards, and Recognitions) Committee is responsible for the planning of this event. McKenzie mentions that none of this would have been possible without that group and their commitment to the employees, organization, and work environment. “They have a passion for making Newman Regional Health a workplace of choice, for both current and prospective employees,” said Cinelli.

The following individuals reached their incremental milestone anniversary during the 2020 year:

5 Years:

  • Ana Bahena-Landa
  • Hanna Berry
  • Kelsey Cramer
  • Amanda Dow
  • Nathanial Enabnit
  • Ora Gallagher
  • Lindsey Hansen
  • Teresa Hippen
  • Andrew Kneib, PA-C
  • Jonathan Kuder
  • Aquisha Livingston
  • Jo Mauk
  • Jordan Mercer
  • Carol Moyer
  • Ashlie Osborn
  • Perla Ramirez-Hernandez
  • Julie Redeker
  • Mayra Sanchez
  • Hannah Schmidt
  • Diana Schuhardt
  • Nicole Shelton
  • Julie Shireman
  • Domingo Vasquez
  • Julie Weakley, APRN-C
  • Amy Wilson
  • Sarah Wright

10 Years:

  • Derek Brown, MD
  • Lindsay Garrett, PA-C
  • Jane Gorton
  • Craig Mellies
  • Shelly Montgomery

15 Years

  • Sharon Dawson
  • Larry Fritts
  • Connie Geiger
  • Juanita Horn
  • Carolyn Lackey
  • Kylee Simmons
  • Marilyn Thompson
  • Deborah Trahoon

20 Years

  • Danica Case
  • Daryl May
  • Stacy Mayers
  • Della Phillips
  • Lorraine Rodriguez
  • Rebecca Wells

25 Years

  • Holly French
  • Sandra Goff
  • Tracy Orender
  • Cathy Pimple
  • Kevin Stock
  • Sharon Williams

30 Years

  • Julie Buster
  • Linda Crook
  • Brad Hastert
  • Cynthia Henderson
  • Shirley Hogan
  • Susan Swift
  • Nina Topper
  • Theresa Whitaker

35 Years:

  • Cynthia Linsey
  • Donna Thomsen

45 Years:

  • Vicki Brooks
  • Danita Rees
  • Anna Symmonds

About Newman Regional Health: Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital owned by the citizens of Lyon County, Kansas. Recognized as a Level 4 Trauma Center, Newman Regional Health provides inpatient acute and medical rehabilitation services along with a full range of emergency and outpatient care to patients of all ages in Lyon County and surrounding areas in East Central Kansas. Newman Regional Health offers 24/7 care with a newly renovated, state-of-the-art 19-bed emergency room and 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit. With a mission to improve health in the community by providing high quality care and a vision to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services, Newman Regional Health receives recognition as a top Critical Access Hospital each year.

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