In November, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 36 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year. Their collective years of service, ranging from 10 to 40 years, totals 632!
Instead of the usual festive dinner program at Ruttger’s Resort in Deerwood, this annual recognition is being done with an internal virtual presentation focused on celebrating the honored employees individually with photos.
The years-of-service anniversaries included:
10 years: Jeff Bare, Beth Henry, Nichole Kraemer, Shawn Mackenzie, Cora Nelson, Tanya Pietz, Bethany Sellers, Nicole Skattum
15 years: Chris Barnaby, Andrea Barneveld, Lori Crotty, Nicole Eklund, Melissa Goeritz, Ethel Jaeger, Jessica Johnson, Dianne Pennington, Arlene Wheaton
20 years: Shawn McCusker, Julie Orbeck, Paula Soderquist, Val Thompson, Sandy Westvig
30 years: Lynda Smith
35 years: Nancy Kujawa, Sue Landsverk
40 years: Jayne Anderson, Janice Collins
Retirees: Dorine Bentley-Sorben, Richard Boyer, Gerald Carlson, Lou Ann Carlson, Dawn Foerster, Deann Monson, Diana Rian, Lola Tommila, Jackie Wagner
“Health care is more than just healing; it’s building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul,” said Todd Sandberg, Riverwood CEO. “We could not do this work without each and every one of our employees who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our organization and the people and communities we serve.”