North Valley Hospital held an employee and volunteer appreciation picnic last week at the hospital campus.
North Valley honored employees for their years of service and also gave out three employee recognition awards. The North Valley Hospital Auxiliary was also honored for its 68 years of service to the community.
The Physician Champion Award was given to Dr. J. Douglas Muir, with North Valley Behavioral Health. The Jake Heckathorn Spirit of Service Award was given to Joan Werner in the same day surgery department. Leilani Swan, an infusion-services nurse, was named the Planetree Caregiver of the Year.