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Barnesville Hospital Honors Employees & Announces C.A.R.E. Giver of the Year

Excellent health care starts with excellent people. Staff at Barnesville Hospital continuously display the attributes of CARE – Courtesy, Attitude, Respect, and Enthusiasm. The 29th Annual Employee Service Awards Banquet was held on May 9th to honor the men and women who demonstrate these human qualities which keep Barnesville Hospital at the forefront of healthcare in the Ohio Valley. Staff were recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 50 years of service. Honoree with 40 years of service was Barb McMahon, while Frances Lucas and John Sawvel were recognized for 50 years of service.

Throughout the year, staff select the twelve individuals who consistently demonstrate the C.A.R.E. attributes. These C.A.R.E.Givers, announced at a ceremony in March, were again recognized at the Banquet. The honorees were Michael Carpenter (Leadership), Ryan Gallagher (Nursing), Kevin Hannahs (Environmental Services), Misty Johnson (Nursing), Mickey Lewis (Registration), Jackie Lucas (Dietary), Jan Lucki (Laboratory), Brandon Mullenix (Laboratory), Amy St. Clair (Nursing), Rosalee Swallow (Cardiopulmonary), Pam Tucker (Morristown Clinic), and Wendy Willison (Medical Records).

The evening culminated with the announcement of Michael Carpenter as the 2011 C.A.R.E. Giver of the Year. This is a very special award because it is bestowed upon Michael by his co-workers, said David Phillips, C.O.O. It clearly recognizes one outstanding individual who represents co-workers ideals of dedication, professionalism, and humanity. Michael began his employment as Environmental Services Supervisor in December 2010. Prior to that, he had been employed by the Ohio Hospital Association as an independent contractor, serving as Community Outreach Coordinator in Southeastern Ohio. Michael, a graduate of the Ohio University Health Services Administration program, says, I decided to get into healthcare after taking an introductory course and realizing the large opportunities in the field.

Growing up on the family farm in Centerville with two older sisters, Michael enjoyed playing softball, hunting, and still helps his father on the farm. He loves the Pittsburgh Pirates, traveling, beach vacations, and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes play college football on Saturdays. Michaels wife, Nichole, is also part of Barnesville Hospitals Quality Caring Team. They reside in Barnesville and are expecting their first child the end of May.