Kent Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of this year's employee service awards. The hospital honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at its annual employee awards banquet, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. These 321 employees have given a remarkable 4,530 years of collective service to Kent Hospital.
"These employees have shown outstanding commitment and dedication to the Kent Hospital community and their hard work deserves to be honored," said Michael J. Dacey, MD, MS, FACP, president and COO, Kent Hospital. "Because of these employees, Kent Hospital continues to provide the highest quality care to our patients day in and day out. I commend every one of them for their excellence and exceptional performance through the years."
Employees were recognized for their years of service ranging from five to 45 years. In addition, the William Lang Employee of the Year and Manager of the Year were also announced. Named after the late hospital administrator, William Lang, who served in that leadership role from 1960 to 1985, and was here at Kent even longer, this award recognizes excellence, dedication and commitment to the hospital, patients and the Kent family. The Manager/Employee of the Year are both selected from a pool of past year Manager of the Quarter/Employee of the Month recipients.
The 2016 Lang Employee of the Year Award was presented to Lisa Ferry, RN, Outpatient Infusion of Warwick, RI. Lisa has worked at Kent Hospital since 1982.
The 2016 Lang Manager of the Year Award was presented to Judith Woodstock, RN, Nurse Manager, Patient Care Services of Smithfield, RI. Judy has worked at Kent since 2011.
Kent's 45-year employees were also recognized for their years of service. They include, Leonard Duffy, Jr., Supervisor, Technical Services, Coventry; Sharyn Gillis, RN, Women's Care Center, Warren; Gail Williams, RN, Women's Care Center, Warwick.
In addition, 127 employees were recognized for five years of service; 65 employees for 10 years of service; 37 employees for 15 years of service; 13 employees for 20 years of service; 27 employees for 25 years of service; 24 employees for 30 years of service; and 20 employees for 35 years of service.