Hospital honors employees, volunteers

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  • The Jake Heckathorn Spirit of Service Award was given to Joan Werner, with the same day surgery department, for her service to help patients, employees, and to support the hospital and its events. She is the champion for the hospitalís Relay for Life team and often works year round to create a raffle basket and other items to earn donations. She has also initiated services to improve the patient experience in the hospital and surgery during her career. North Valley CEO Chris Thomas joined Werner for a photo.

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    The Physician Champion Award was given to Dr. J. Douglas Muir with North Valley Behavioral Health. Muir stands with North Valley CEO Chris Thomas during the ceremony.

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    Members of the North Valley Hospital Auxiliary were honored at the hospitalís picnic last week. The organization, which supported the hospital for 68 years, is ending. About 300 members have participated in the group over the years. Following the ceremony, North Valley CEO Chris Thomas, left back row, thanked each member for their support of the hospital. (Heidi Desch photos/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Sally Porcarelli, with the help of her daughter Patty Markuson, holds up a scrapbook from the North Valley Hospital Auxiliary that features an August 1985 Pilot article about her and her daughters. Porcarelli worked at the hospital for 28 years before retiring and was a member of the auxiliary. Several scrapbooks were on display last week during the hospitalís picnic.

  • The Jake Heckathorn Spirit of Service Award was given to Joan Werner, with the same day surgery department, for her service to help patients, employees, and to support the hospital and its events. She is the champion for the hospitalís Relay for Life team and often works year round to create a raffle basket and other items to earn donations. She has also initiated services to improve the patient experience in the hospital and surgery during her career. North Valley CEO Chris Thomas joined Werner for a photo.

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    The Physician Champion Award was given to Dr. J. Douglas Muir with North Valley Behavioral Health. Muir stands with North Valley CEO Chris Thomas during the ceremony.

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    Members of the North Valley Hospital Auxiliary were honored at the hospitalís picnic last week. The organization, which supported the hospital for 68 years, is ending. About 300 members have participated in the group over the years. Following the ceremony, North Valley CEO Chris Thomas, left back row, thanked each member for their support of the hospital. (Heidi Desch photos/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Sally Porcarelli, with the help of her daughter Patty Markuson, holds up a scrapbook from the North Valley Hospital Auxiliary that features an August 1985 Pilot article about her and her daughters. Porcarelli worked at the hospital for 28 years before retiring and was a member of the auxiliary. Several scrapbooks were on display last week during the hospitalís picnic.

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.

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