(MINOT, ND) – Trinity Health honored its long-term employees Tuesday (Feb. 21) at a service awards banquet at The Grand Hotel. President and CEO John M. Kutch presented certificates to 133 staff members, all of whom celebrated milestone anniversaries with Trinity Health last year.
Receiving a certificate for 45 years of service was Ruth Rexine, RN, a registered nurse who practiced in the Pediatric, Emergency/Trauma and House Supervisor units before joining Trinity’s Podiatry Department.
Fourteen employees received awards for 40 years of service: Candace Abelseth, Radiology; Liane Anderson and Arlene Walhaug, both Laboratory; Nancy Block, Courier Services; Renee Block, Brenda Lokken, Dorothy Lukach and Barbara Braun, all Trinity Homes; Leora Carver, Same Day Surgery; Lynn English, Clinical Informatics; Elaine Jundt, Trinity Hospital-St. Joseph’s; Mary Keller, ETC; Sharon Samulenok, Nursing Services; and Mary Sander, Post-Anesthesia Recovery.
Others honored were:
35 Years: Greg Anderson, Community Ambulance; Valerie Bibow and Laureen Klein, both NICU; Bradley Bohan, Surgery; Shelli Ehlke, Candy Seney, Patti Whitson and Michelle Rademacher, all Trinity Homes; Janice Hanson and Marlene Melom, both Clinical Excellence & Patient Safety; Jill Larson, Family Medicine-Kenmare; Jamie Miller, CancerCare; Carla Schieve, Nutritional Services; Gil Smestad and Pamela Wurgler, both Radiology; and LeRae Vangsness, Pediatrics.
30 Years: Connie Behrens, Dermatology; Kari Berentson, Anesthesiology; Carolyn Bodell and Kerstin Sand, both Pharmacy; Sandra Boschee and Teri Dalby, both Nursing Services; Lana Brandt, Clinic Nursing; Mark Burckhard, Facilities Management; Diane Evanoff and Karen Nitsch, both Radiology; Gail Filipek, Orthopedics; JoAnn Flick, Case Management; Teresa Gathman, Materials Management; Martha Johnson and Bonnie Kallias, both Same Day Surgery; Kimberly Keller, Mary Schaefer-Seney and Tina Lee, all HIM; Jodi Letvin, Laboratory; Joyce Luck, Environmental Services; Susanna Niebuhr, Infection Prevention & Control; Georgette Pratt, ICU; Anna Rostad, Trinity Homes; Joan Rust, NICU; and Kathy Somerville and Kendra Williams, both Ambulatory Surgery Center.
25 Years: Tonya Anderson, Behavioral Health; Brenda Baier, NorthStar Criticair; Bryan Beyer, Bio-Electronics; Dione Bohl, Patricia Redding and Dawn Rubbelke, all Radiology; Stacy Brey, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Deborah Brockey, Ob/Gyn; Jacqueline Culver, Home Health/Hospice; Vanessa Dahl, Orthopedics; Rhonda Delzer, Nutritional Services; Sara Fisk, Clinical Excellence & Patient Safety; Pamela George and Christy Tranby, both Environmental Services; Doris Heidt, Kathleen Jensen and Darcy Voeller, all Nursing Services; Michelle Hoiby, HIM-Kenmare; Chris Kelly, Revenue Integrity; Mary Keyes, HIM; Jennifer Kragh and Shelly Swearson, both Trinity Homes; Lisa Lemer, Dermatology; Jana Nelson, Susan Scott and Pamela Ness, all RehabCare; Nora Rasmussen, Family Medicine; Ruth Stanley, Family Medicine-Mohall; and Kelly Thom, Convenient Care.
20 Years: Angela Albright, ICU; Carol Aldridge, Jackie Pabian and Judy Downes, all Home Health/Hospice; Heather Altringer, Cardiopulmonary Rehab; Julene Berdahl, Corporate Finance; Gloria Berg, Nurse Midwifery; Teresa Berntson Hynson, Pharmacy; Heather Boyko, Interventional Radiology; Crystal Brandvold and Tracy Evanson, both Business Services; Dr. Thomas Carver, Neonatology; Diane Christiansen, Nicole Roy and Patricia Halvorson, all Laboratory; Denise Dahl, Surgery; Melita Dalby, Gastroenterology; Melissa Denham, Wanda Kriedeman, Susan Latimer, Michele Schei and Arenda Fowler, all Trinity Homes; DeMaris Fitzpatrick, Family Medicine; Steven Friddle, IT; Keri Frueh and LeAnn Momerak, both Behavioral Health; Cindy Ganje, Environmental Services; Lori Gilberg, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Judy Hanson, RehabCare; Alize Johnson, Communications; Candace Langseth and Dawn Nelson, both Ob/Gyn; Carrie Lewis, Same Day Surgery; Tammy McElwain and Dr. Diana Peterson, both Pediatrics; Madonna Meyer, NICU; Tawnya Nelson, Podiatry; Kari Rist and Dr. Brian Tin-Maung, both Anesthesiology; Janet Shea and Rachelle Vannett, both HIM; Cheryl Ulven, Family Medicine-New Town; Dr. Jeffrey Verhey, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Paula Wahl and Brenda Willoughby, both Trinity Regional Eyecare; Sandra Wass, Hand Surgery; and Susan Zietlow, Revenue Integrity.