Above, WDMH service award recipients Dr. Wayne Domanko (recognized for 50 years) and 35-year hospital employees (second photo, from left) Lisa Lange (Scanner in Health Records) Dawn Erickson, (Registered Nurse and Team Leader) and Rose Ormsby (Dietary Aide, Food Services).
WINCHESTER — Two veteran doctors were recognized for nearly a combined century of care at Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s Oct. 24 annual Long-Term Service Awards.
“We should be very proud of our hospital. There is love and empathy and people are treated well,” said Dr. Wayne Domanko, speaking at the event that honoured him for 50 years of service.
Dr. Domanko was echoed by Dr. Henry Prins, similarly recognized for his 45 years of service. “It is a real joy to be at WDMH. You are all family and I truly mean that,” he said.
More than 70 staff members and physicians with milestone years of service were celebrated. Recognition was also conferred on 10 colleagues who retired this past year. Together, the recipients have provided well over 1,000 years of service to patients and families at WDMH.
“I am always proud to tell people that I am a board member at WDMH. Because when I do, I always hear wonderful stories about the care and compassion that WDMH is known for,” noted Board Vice Chair James Pitruniak. “That reputation is because of each of you — and all the staff, physicians and volunteers who look after patients and families every day.”
“To each person celebrated tonight, you are a part of the wonderful fabric of WDMH and contribute to our Compassionate Excellence,” added CEO Cholly Boland. “Congratulations and thank you for all your work.”