Longtime employees of Trinity Health were honored on Feb. 21 at a service awards banquet which recognized staff who, last year, hit milestone anniversaries with Trinity.
In all, 121 employees were celebrated at the Grand International Inn, either for celebrating their 20-, 25-, 30-, 35-, 40-, or 45-year anniversaries with Trinity Health. At the banquet, Trinity CEO John Kutch thanked the honorees for their years of service, especially during the flooding of the Souris River last year.
"The commitment and dedication to our patients, residents and community that was demonstrated by this group during the flood last summer didn't come as a surprise to us they've been demonstrating those characteristics for more than 20 years," Kutch said. "You've seen dramatic changes in healthcare over your careers, and today, you're leading changes in our organization which will result in a more responsive, transformed organization."
Submitted Photo - - Roland Elker, a surgical nursing employee at Trinity Hospital, right, accepts an award for 45 years of service to Trinity Health, during a service awards banquet held on Feb. 21. There were 121 employees there who celebrated their 20-, 25-, 30-, 35-, 40-, or 45-year anniversaries with Trinity Health.
Roland Elker and Judith Carlson were both honored for 45 years of service, while Linda Adam, Mary Leingang and Ruth Rexine, were recognized for 40 years.
Employees who were recognized for 35 years of service included: Candace Abelseth, Liane Anderson, Nancy Block, Renee Block, Barbara Braun, Leora Carver, Lynn English, Michael English, Holly Fegley, Kathleen Holdeman, Elaine Jundt, Mary Keller, Brenda Lokken, Dorothy Lukach, Sharon Samulenok, Mary Sander, Arlene Walhaug and Betty Werre.
Those celebrating their 30-year anniversary with Trinity were: Carol Amsden-Qvale, Valerie Bibow, Dianna Bly, Bradley Bohan, Ellen Bott, Shelli Ehlke, Janice Hanson, Marla Hanson, Liz Johnson, Darlene Kato, Laureen Klein, Varden Lang, Jill Larson, Marlene Melom, Jamie Miller, Myrna Nelson, Michelle Rademacher, Carla Schieve, Ann Schommer, Candy Seney, Gil Smestad, Lerae Vangsness, Donald Weber, Jr., Patti Whitson and Pamela Wurgler.
Marking their 25-year anniversary were: Connie Behrens, Kari Berentson, Carolyn Bodell, Sandra Boschee, Lana Brandt, Mark Burckhard, Teri Dalby, Diane Evanoff, Betty Everson, Gail Filipek, Joann Flick, Teresa Gathman, Anna Herrod, Deanna Johnson, Marcell Johnson, Martha Johnson, Bonnie Kallias, Kimberly Keller, Tina Lee, Jodi Letvin, Joyce Luck, Susanna Niebuhr, Karen Nitsch, Georgette Pratt, Joan Rust, Kerstin Sand, Mary Schaefer-Seney, Kathy Somerville and Kendra Williams.
Those employees who observed 20 years Tonya Anderson, Brenda Baier, Bryan Beyer, Dione Bohl, Warren Brey, Jacqueline Culver, Vanessa Dahl, Rhonda Delzer, Sara Fisk, Pamela George, Sandra Gilbertson, Jenny Glasgow, Pamela Gullickson, Deborah Haaland, Doris Heidt, Michelle Hoiby, Debbie Hornbacher Brandt, Kylene Hornberger, Linda Isakson, Rita Isakson, Kathleen Jensen, Coralee Johannes, Christopher Kelly, Mary Keyes, Susan Knock, Jennifer Kragh, Karen Kuntz, Lisa Lemer, Billie Myre, Amy Neiss, Jana Nelson, Pamela Ness, Clara Palmer, Nora Rasmussen, Patricia Redding, Dawn Rubbelke, Susan Scott, Judith Skaar, Ruth Stanley, Shelly Swearson, Kelly Thom, Christy Tranby, Darcy Voeller and Linda Vosberg.