TLC Health Network honors long-term employees

IRVING – Nearly 70 employees of TLC Health Network were honored for their years of service during an annual recognition ceremony at Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving. Held as part of the national celebration of Hospital and Nurses Week, the event provided honorees recognition for years of service in five year increments.

Those honored in the 40-year category were Karen Comello, RN, Cardiac Rehab; Roseann Mohney, RN, Emergency Department; and Dawn Weiskerger, Assistant Director, Nutritional Services.

Honored for 35 years of service were Cindy Reichart, LPN, Behavioral Health Unit, and Patricia Smith, Lead Cashier, Patient Accounts.

Recognized for 30 years of service were Lois Barefoot, RN, Staff Development, and Elaine Conner, Med Tech, Lab.

Honored at the 25-year mark were Linda Graci, Tech, Cardiac Services; Catherine McLaughlin, RN, Urgent Care; Marilyn Scarpine, Supervisor, Ambulatory Surgery Unit; and Robin White, Medicare Biller, Patient Accounts.

During the reception, TLC Health Network Interim CEO John Galati acknowledged the effort that each employee makes to the organization.

“It is your commitment and service to patients, residents and the community. TLC is a place where everyone feels welcomed and treated with respect.”

Galati shared a quote from U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who said, “‘Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.’ Since my involvement with TLC I have seen that this is exactly what all of you do every day. I am proud and honored to be a part of this quality organization known as TLC,” Galati said.

The honorees, whose specific levels of service with TLC Health Network ranged from five to 40 years, represented 950 years of cumulative service. Tom Postle, TLC Health Network board member, assisted in the presentation of the awards on behalf of the board.

Lake Shore Health Care Center is part of TLC Health Network, providing quality healthcare services to families across Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie County. For more information, visit TLChealth.org.