LLUMC, LLUBMC recognize employees at annual banquet
Employees Vel Oliva (seated, from left), clinical lab scientist in the clinical lab, Viola Shelton, LVN, Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus Unit 1100, Rita Stiffler, executive director of medical records and health information management, and Richard Schaefer, historian for the historical department, celebrate 40 years of service with the executive administrative team.
On April 10, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Behavioral Medicine Center held the annual employee recognition banquet honoring employees at each institution with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, or 40 years of service.
“You’re really the core of this organization,” said Ruthita Fike, MA, CEO and administrator of Loma Linda University Medical Center. This year Mel Sauder, JD, MBA, vice president of business development for LLUMC, presided as master of ceremonies for the evening’s celebration. He announced 468 employees were eligible for recognition, representing nearly 9,000 years of collective service. “The kind of care Loma Linda is known for is because of people like you. You make a difference on a daily basis,” said Mr. Sauder.
Eligible employees were trea
Employees celebrating 30 years of service at Loma Linda University Medical Center have their picture taken at Drayson Center on April 10.
ted to a dinner starting at 7:00 p.m. at a new location, the Drayson Center. Members of the executive administration team greeted employees with public recognition confirmed by what Mark Hubbard, vice president for human resource management and risk management, termed the “executive handshake.” Each employee also received a pin commemorating the respective years of service.
This year, five people were honored for 40 years of service, the highest term recognized in 2006. Patricia Anne Cuozzo, manager of policies and procedures from patient care services administration; Vel Oliva, clinical lab scientist in the clinical lab; Richard Schaefer, historian for the historical department; Viola Shelton, LVN, Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus unit 1100; and Rita Stiffler, executive director of medical records and health information management.