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UVMC Names Beth Perkins Employee of the Year

Beth PerkinsBeth Perkins, a nurse in Upper Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department, was recognized June 6 as the 2013 UVMC Employee of the Year at the Employee Recognition Reception.  Tom Parker, President and CEO, announced her selection.

“Beth Perkins has a special way with people,” he said after talking about a letter administrators received from a patient following a visit to the ED where he interacted with Perkins.  The patient said the positive experience reminded him of why he worked as a firefighter/EMT and was returning to school for a nursing degree.

Parker thanked Perkins’ family for sharing her with the hospital and its patients. 

“I have no idea what to say,” Perkins said. “I just love what I do.” Before the announcement the 12 employees of the month from April 2012 through March 2013 were recognized.  These employees “set the bar higher for all employees,” Parker said.

Also recognized for service milestones this year were:  45 years,  Linda Guillozet and Rose Denney; 40 years,  Nancy Ernst, Jackie Monnin, Victoria Beckstedt, Kay Rickey, Linda Ritter, Karen Canan, Janis Winner, Carletta Gritzmaker, Florence Francis; 35 years,  Victoria Schulze, Cathy Minkner, Carol Schaefer, Donna Smith, Linda Strawser, Wilma Daniel, Vicki Petry, Janet Mullins, Diana Wiltheiss  and  Kathleen Jones. Recognized for 30 years of service were:  Larry Cantrell, Anita Stern, Robert Blythe, Deborah Huelskamp, Marjorie Meyer, Robert Walker , Elaine Thieman, Wanda Glenn,  and Pamela Hobbs.

Employees with 25 years of service were: Debra Miller, Pamela Kimbrell, Michelle Donley, Gary Weiser, Sarah Jones, Kenneth Franz, Sandra Huber, Michael Peltier, Lois Preston, Jacqui Rose, Carla Rowe, Debra Macy, Sharon McGlinch, Debra Reynolds, Nancy Kopp, Karen Dickey, Christina Subler, Jean Wagner, Thomas Parker, Sharon Poeppelman, Pamela Marsh, Bonita Coffey, Jacquelyn Smallenbarger, Gregory Covington, Lisa Brown and Caterina Comer.

UVMC also recognized 16 employees with 20 years of service, 26 with 15 years, 41 with 10 years and 85 with five years.