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Tuality Honors Staff and Volunteers for Service Milestones

May 28, 2010

For immediate release
Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

2010 Service Milestones - Click here to see a list and photos of this year's honorees

Tuality Healthcare recently honored nearly 300 employees, physicians and volunteers for reaching milestones in their time of service with the organization.

At events in April and May, physicians and employees were recognized for anniversaries of five-year intervals, including 27 individuals who reached 25 to 60 years of service. Tuality volunteers were honored for the total amount of time each donated to the organization, ranging from 500 up to 18,000 hours.

Two honorary members of Tuality’s medical staff were acknowledged: Forest Bump, M.D., for his 60-year relationship with the organization, and William Harrison, M.D., for 55 years. James Ratcliffe, M.D., who is an active member of Tuality’s medical staff, was honored for his 30 years of service.

Topping the list of Tuality Healthcare employees honored were Patti Rose for 40 years of service, and Val Collins and Jan Howell for 35 years. Nine employees reached the 30-year mark, including Beth Chewning, Marcia Elliot, Susie Enselman, Rodney Johnson, Rita Jukkala, Terri Maller, Vicky Pimentel, Ruth Timonen, and Patty Zielsdorff.

Lucy Welsh led the way for Tuality volunteers, totaling 18,000 hours of donated service for the organization. Jean White was honored for reaching 8,500 volunteer hours, Betty Alexander and Beverly Hansen for 6,000 hours each, and Marjorie Cox, Elaine Imlah and Nancy Vandehey for reaching 5,000 hours each.

“We want to express our gratitude to all of the honorees for reaching such impressive levels of service for Tuality and our community,” said Dick Stenson, president & CEO, Tuality Healthcare. “We are indebted to them for their skills, compassion and commitment to serve others at our hospitals and facilities throughout western Washington County.”