CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (March 17, 2014) — Numerous Hedrick Medical Center employees were recently honored for their years of service at the hospital’s annual Winter Celebration. The theme of the event was “Happy Days,” and the celebration was held at the Elks Lodge on March 1. It was attended by approximately 200 people.


Thirty-nine staff members were recognized for their years of service to Hedrick Medical Center. They were:


More than five years: Tonia Akerson, Health Information; Staci Austin, Accounting; Crystal Bryant, Pharmacy; Darla Cope, Hedrick Family Care; Martha Gaston, Environmental Services; Kristy Grimshaw, Medical Surgical; Mendy Guilford, Specialty Clinic; Jodie Hancock, Laboratory; Cassie Jaynes, Rehabilitation Services; Ginia Kidd, Hedrick Medical Group; Karla Kinzle, Nutrition Services; Debbie Kramer, Emergency Department; Lori LeVora, Environmental Services; Rebecca Link, Business Office; Katy Moore, Nuclear Medicine; Kyle Rhodes, Laboratory; Jesse Smith, Hedrick Family Care; Angie Snyder, Medical Surgical; Robyn Surber, Linen Services; Rebecca Williams, Accounting; and June Woodside, Hedrick Family Care


More than 10 years: Michelle Brose, Surgery; Jennifer Dixon, Medical Surgical; Chris Feese, Radiology; Tiffany Griffith, Radiology; Kim Johnson, Business Office; Bobbi Logan, Laboratory; Kathleen Radcliff, Risk Management; Danelle Reagin, Intensive Care Unit; and Dorothy Wooden, Surgery


More than 15 years: Vicky Beal, Medical Surgical; Denise Kussman, Nuclear Medicine; Linda O’Donnell, Mammography; and Jody Weir, Hedrick OB/GYN


More than 20 years: Tracie Carriker, Transcription; Susan Jones, Laboratory; and Martha Scott, Maternity


More than 25 years: Diane Hicks, Surgery

More than 30 years: Sarah Meservey, Materials Management


Also honored at the Winter Celebration was the 2013 Employee of the Year: Tasha Sackrey, Procurement Tech. Sackrey was chosen by the Employee of the Quarter Selection Committee to receive the Employee of the Quarter award for first quarter 2013. The Executive Council then chose Sackrey as the 2013 Employee of the Year from the year’s four Employee of the Quarter recipients: Jennifer Carr, Hedrick Medical Group; Valerie Humphreys, Rehabilitation Services; and Dusti Broyles, Pharmacy.


In recognition of the Employee of the Year award, Sackrey received the parking space of her choice for a year, an engraved plaque and photo displayed in the hospital, $750 cash award, recognition at the Saint Luke’s Health System annual awards luncheon, a wall clock with recognition plaque, and a two-night getaway at Big Cedar Lodge or Great Wolf Lodge.


Sackrey was described on her nomination form as being “patient-focused, dedicated, and having a positive attitude. Tasha works behind the scenes to support co-workers in providing great patient care. She goes above and beyond to ensure supplies are ordered in a timely manner.” She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her children—son Hunter, 10, and daughter, Katie, 9.  She loves to read and watch movies.


Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.