HERKIMER — Nineteen employees of Valley Health Services were recognized for their long-term, dedicated work during the annual service awards dinner in November.
“This past year, VHS earned the distinction of being nationally recognized as a five-star facility. This was no easy task and it would not have been possible without the people being honored here tonight. You are our rock and, while you may not know it, you are also mentors to all of your co-workers. Your care and compassion for our residents makes VHS feel like their home rather than just a place for them to live or convalesce. The quality of care you provide our residents is exemplary and proves you put them first and foremost in your life as soon as you walk in the door each and every day. There are no words to express the tremendous appreciation this administration and our residents feel for what you do. I can only say ‘thank you’ for who you are, what you do and how you do it,” said Lisa Betrus, VHS chief executive officer and administrator.
Recognized for reaching five years of service at VHS were Michael Burroughs, Christine Cockett, Melissa Elthorp, Amanda Greenlee, Amanda Hopson, Jessica McPhail-Masi, Marilyn Shaw, Robin Singer, Kathleen Tucker and Melissa Ward. Recognized for reaching 10 years of service were Julie Alling, Melissa Clark, Dominick Gatto, Melissa Miles and Amanda Smith and recognized for reaching 15 years of service were Regina DeRocco-Osley, Beverly Jacobs and Beverly Vickers. Recognized for reaching 25 years of service was Marianna Zbilowski.