News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in Compass, May 15, 2014
Blue Hill Hospital celebrates employees with years-of-service awards

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital employees recognized

Staff of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in Blue Hill, Maine were recognized for their work and accomplishments in May 2014.

Photo courtesy of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

The Blue Hill Memorial Hospital cafeteria was packed on Tuesday, May 13, with physicians, nurses, managers and staff who enjoyed a full breakfast prepared by the dietary staff. The Employee Recognition Breakfast was a program planned by the BHMH rewards and recognition committee to celebrate 24 employees for their years of service to BHMH.

Interim president and CEO John Ronan presented recipients with a gift and shared some entertaining facts about their work history. “I am so proud of the fact that this event has grown over the years,” Ronan said in a press release. “The loyalty and dedication of BHMH employees is quite impressive, especially at a time when we see a lot of workforce change in the healthcare industry. We are focused on making certain that BHMH is a great place to work—making improvements to our internal communications, supporting a robust rewards and recognition program, creating a team centered on culture and core values, and constantly looking for ways to acknowledge and say ‘thank you’ to our employees.”

The following employees were honored for their dedication and hard work: Kara Heino, RT(R), Kathleen Ober, MD, Julie Reed, RN, James White, MD, Patricia Tapley, Paul Leach, and Heidi Ramos, RN for five years; Emmi Duke, Barbara Haskell, Leah Carter, RN, Kelly Chambers, CNA and Roberta Shorey for 10 years; Jesse Larrabee, Rebecca Gray, RN, Tiffany Eaton, RN, Dana Morey, Robert Treadwell, Mary Nurko, Robin Huff, MD, and Stacy Roberts, LPN for 15 years. In addition, April Chapman, RN was honored for 20 years, Daphne Hinchliffe for 25 years, and Marla Atherton for 35 years. Belinda O’Brien, RN received a standing ovation for her 40 years of service to BHMH.