The Five Hills Health Region recently honored long-serving staff members and retirees during their annual Long-Service and Retiree Awards dinner held in Moose Jaw. 44 retirees and 93 individuals who have work-ed with the region continuously for increments of 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years were recognized including staff from Assiniboia, Central Butte, Craik, Gravelbourg, Lafleche, Moose Jaw and Rockglen.
According to Stuart Cunningham, FHHR Executive Director of Human Resources, it’s important to take these types of opportunities to recognize employees for their service. “In an otherwise very busy environment, these award ceremonies are a great opportunity for employees to come together and celebrate the dedication to excellence that we see across the region and to recognize the ongoing loyalty of our existing workforce as well as the significant contributions of our recently retired workforce. We need to recognize this kind of loyalty and commitment to quality patient care and service in whatever way we can.”
To all of those being recognized, CEO Cheryl Craig said, “The importance of your contributions cannot be adequately expressed in words. You have impacted so many patients, clients, residents, and co-workers in ways that are not always measureable.” Craig went on to emphasize the challenge of working in healthcare, stating that, “You have cared for individuals at a time when they were vulnerable, from seeing the birth of a newborn to caring for someone at the end of their life journey. It really does require many special gifts and attributes to respond to this calling of healthcare.”
Five Hill’s team of over 1800 staff and Physicians offer a variety of community and facility based programs and services across the region. They provide services to over 53000 residents in 40 urban and rural municipalities.