One hundred thirty-one employees – including one with 40 years of service – were honored at a recent employee recognition dinner at St. Bernards. Honorees included those whose employment anniversary dates came in the last half of 2015 and whose length of service fell into five-year increments.
Those honored account for more than 1,700 years of service to St. Bernards, with one having been on staff for 40 years, four for 35 years, nine for 30, nine for 25, 11 for 20, 17 for 15, 43 for 10 and 37 for five.
Employees represent 20 towns and communities in nine different Arkansas counties and one Missouri county. In Craighead County, 79 are from Jonesboro, eight from Bono, five from Brookland, two from Lake City and one each from Cash and Monette.
welve employees are from Greene County, 12 from Poinsett, four from Lawrence, two from Randolph and one each from Jackson, Mississippi, St. Francis and White.
One employee is from Doniphan in Ripley County, Mo.
The longest tenured employee is Linda Hendrix of Jonesboro, with 40 years of service. She works in home health.
The four 35-year employees all are from Jonesboro. They are Patty Clark, home health; Joyce Hoffman, gastroenterologoy lab; Sherry Rickard, lactation services; and Sakae Slatton, laboratory.
Thirty-year employees include five from Jonesboro – Brad Bauer, admitting; Teresa Bolin, central transportation; Patricia Dodd, cardiac catheterization lab; Kathy Hargrove, denials management; and Debbi Ledbetter, infection control. Two are from Bono – Larry Fortenberry who works in engineering and Joyce Seabaugh, business office. Others are Terisia Graddy of Monette who works in intensive care and Bethany Smith of Paragould who works in surgery.
Twenty-five-year employees include seven from Jonesboro – Glenn Bridger, engineering; Sister Marilyn Doss, pastoral care; Joyce McCann, denials management; Karen Morrison, hospice; Patricia Priddy, imaging center women’s services; Lee Ann Priddy, gastroenterology lab; and Rodney Smith, bio-med. Others are Toni Johnson of Paragould, radiology; and Carol Kirby of Harrisburg, employee health services.
Twenty-year employees include four from Jonesboro – Daniele Greeno, 2 North; Shirley Maynard, patient transfer center; Tammy Newby, Total Life Healthcare administration; and Matt Parker, administration. Others include two from Hoxie – Julie Adamson, imaging center administration, and Angela Eakes, telemetry; two from Bono – Sue Simpson, business office, and Tammy Weaver, imaging center women’s services; Renee Johnson of Paragould, radiology; Karen Wagster of Newport, respiratory care; and Pashia Hampton of Portia, 2 East.
Fifteen-year employees include 11 from Jonesboro – Waketta Aldridge, infusion center; Patty Billingsley, imaging center women’s services; Sonny Conley, nutrition services; Donna Gage, business office; Mandy Gay, infusion center; Erica Hooks, continuum of care; Jordan McIntire, trauma center designation; Kristy Mooney, emergency; Amy Smith, nuclear medicine; Christina Thompson, 3 East; and Marilyn Woodard, neonatal intensive care unit.
Other 15-year employees include two from Harrisburg – Mike Garrett, engineering, and Edna Moore, hospice; Jackie Brown of Forrest City, telementry; Shaunie Earnhart of Pocahontas, imaging center administration; Carolyn Lenninger of Bono, admitting; and James Thompson of Paragould, respiratory care.
Ten-year employees include 23 from Jonesboro – Barbara Bailey, imaging center radiology; Sandra Beeler, non-invasive cardiology; Amber Bingham, Total Life Healthcare administration; Robin Bower, respiratory care; Cindy Brown, environmental services; Lance Brown, St. Bernards Village; Paula Bryant, hospice house; Jamie Carter, admitting; Juanita Cremeens, environmental services; Robin Crowell, business office; Mandy Duty, 2 East; Tanya Gregson, laboratory; Jawanika Hill, patient services resource center; Melva Jones, Total Life Healthcare administration; Vanessa King, 2 North; Deborah Lasley, central transportation; Christi Murray, diagnostic ultrasound; John Parker, reference lab; Mable Prunty, laborist program; Catherine Risch, behavioral health clinical services; Angie Ward, reference lab; Eureka Watson, 2 Main; and Kathryn Witcher, laundry.
Other 10-year employees include four from Brookland – Diana Coln, quality improvement; Eric Kifer, staff support; Jenna Malone, infusion center; and Margo Rogers, respiratory care; three from Paragould – Shelby Martin, radiology; Vickie Moylan, home health; and Lisa Weir, population health; two from Lake City – Letha Carr, nursing administration, and Courtney Hall, hospitalist program; two from Harrisburg – Lori Howton, computed tomography scanning, and Barry Jordan, intensive care; two from Bono – Sherry Kemp, environmental services, and Sarah Thomas, 1 Main; Kamala Deese of Walnut Ridge, accounting; Amanda Greeno of Weiner, business office; James Loyd Jr. of Trumann, laundry; Aaron Martin of Doniphan, Mo., radiology; Rickie Scoggins of Leachville, St. Bernards DayPlace; Barbara Thomas of Cash, denials management; and Elena Wilson of Judsonia, coding.
Five-year employees include 24 from Jonesboro – Tammy Arias, laundry; Tony Brown, telemetry; Susan Burdyshaw, admitting; Kevin Byron, behavioral health and environmental services; Joshua Chadwick, information systems; Meredith Cook, marketing; Joey Crawford Jr., nursing administration: Leah Fike, senior health clinic; Sherrell Johnson, 2 Main; Jennifer Kirk, 5 East; Jason Martin, electrophysiology lab; Stacey Matthews, quality improvement; Keisha Pattillo, quality improvement; Edward Pruitt, hospice house; Gary Riney, environmental services; Faith Schilly, mobile mammography; Dr. Cristina Shaw, behavioral health eating disorders clinic; Lauren Shipman, intensive care; Dr. Abhuit Shivkumar, hospitalist program; Troy Summerfield, surgery; Tiffany Vaughn, emergency; Dr. Eloise Weeks, behavioral health; Kelly Welch, neonatal intensive care unit; and Virginia Williams, communication control.
Other five-year employees include four Paragould residents – Traci Anderson, home health; Jamie Burk, accounting information systems; Shayne Cole, surgery; and Kenneth Lorenzana, pharmacy; two from Trumann – Sandra Dyer, nutrition services, and Stephanie Yeager, Total Life Healthcare administration; two from Harrisburg – Kristial Brown, intensive care, and Randi Jones, pharmacy administration; Gregory Channell of Lafe, environmental services; Theresa Ferguson of Tyronza, cath lab; April Garcia of Brookland, human resources; Zachary Lane of Pocahontas, imaging center; and Jennifer McClellan of Bono, intensive care.