By Rhonda Smyth
Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital continues to celebrate 50 years of service to the community while raising funds through the foundation for projects.
Saturday night employees were treated to Christmas dinner at Estill High followed by a benefit concert by Mark Bishop. Prior to the start of the music, MWMH Board of Trustees Vice Chairperson Clarence Dudley Noland was honored for his many years of service as a hospital board member and to the community.
A bronze plaque was presented to him by Senator Tom Jensen with several of the people Noland worked with when he was state representative present. Noland’s family was also there to witness his surprise when local government officials helped to unveil the plaque which will be displayed in the hospital.
At intermission of the concert, hospital employees were given their service awards. Here is a list of those recognized and the number of years they have worked at MWMH.
Five years: Karen Burgett, Heather Gabbard, Patricia Henry, John Isfort, Mekeshia Jordan, Sheila Little, Kyle McIntosh, Robyn Morefield, Joy Puckett, GinaPurdue.
10 years: LaDonna Muncy, Sheila Niece, Jennifer Hurst, Sarah Adkins, Lori Dixon, Connie Hale, Judith Heinlein, Susanne Woosley.
20 years: Dianne Reynolds, Carolyn Estes.
30 years: Kathy Collett.
35 years: Janet Rose
MWMH Foundation Chairperson Steve Perkins served as master of ceremonies. Board of trustees chairperson Ann Miller, MWMH CEO Susan Starling and foundation director Sharon Whitaker helped with the award presentations.