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Pictured, from left, are Sister Francesca Lowis, vice president of mission integration; dietary aide and VIP Laura Dean; and hospital president and CEO Skip Gjolberg. / Photo courtesy St. Joseph's Hospital

Laura Dean named VIP at St. Joseph’s Hospital

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored Laura Dean with the Valued Inspired Person Award (VIP) for the hospital. Laura works in the Food and Nutrition Department as a Dietary Aide.

Her co-workers say that she always has a smile on her face, regardless of the circumstances.

She is a hard worker who consistently takes on extra shifts to help cover her fellow employees. She is a true woman of God who will help anyone who is having a bad day. She is respectful, compassionate and selfless, and cares about both her patients and her co-workers. She even gave her own Miraculous Medal necklace (a devotional medal) to an older, fellow Catholic patient who admired it.

Her actions every day make her well-deserving of the VIP award.

St. Joseph’s Hospital honors staff members with the Valued Inspired Person Award (VIP) on a bimonthly basis. The VIP Award is given to those who demonstrate the Christ values of the hospital: Compassion, Hospitality, Reverence, Interdependence, Stewardship, and Trust.

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