UVMC Names Employee of the Year and Honors Milestone Staffers
Kari Foster, a patient care technician, was recognized as UVMC’s Employee of the Year during the annual Employee Recognition Reception on August 10, 2012.
Foster has been employed by UVMC since 2008. She worked as a certified medical assistant in the Cancer Care Center before becoming a PCT during the past year. She also is pursuing a degree in nursing.
Foster’s selection was announced by Tom Parker, UVMC President and CEO. Fellow staff who nominated her for the award described her as extremely compassionate and with a positive attitude.
Also recognized at the reception were four employees with 40 years of service: Connie Copen, Nancy Shane, Diana Shellenberger and Teresa Maxson. Recognized for 35 years of service were Connie Strawser, Kathleen Tobe, Carol Brooks, Nancy Brumbaugh, Kimberly Stump, Bambi Owens, Cynthia Weikert and Kay Borchers.
Those honored for 30 years of service were Lea Ann Stevens, Cynthia O’Neal, Stephanie Stoner, Barbara Mangen, Pamela Strack, Sherri Shelley, Theresa Saunders-Jackson, Benita Griffieth, Sherri Colby, Jane Pierce, Carol Jenkins and Michele Elam.
This year’s 25th anniversary employees were Barbara Hostetter, Marilyn Pohlman, James Hurak, Wesley Davis, Kathryn Boerger, Anna Allen, Cheryl Carter, Kenneth Knapke, Jennifer Nash, Deborah Poston, Judy Nix, Kristen Lykes, Sandra Heckler, Jean Bell, Kandi Diamond, Marcia Smith, Kathleen Oda and Mary Martz.
UVMC also recognized 20 employees for 20 years of service; 41 for 15 years; 49 for 10 years and 55 were honored for five years of service.