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Kurruk honored for 40 years with Syringa

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Syringa Hospital and Clinics CEO Abner King is pictured here with RN Sue Kurrruk, who is celebrating 40 years of service with Syringa.


Contributed photo Syringa Hospital and Clinics CEO Abner King is pictured here with RN Sue Kurrruk, who is celebrating 40 years of service with Syringa.



SHC employee appreciation week celebrates milestones

Several Syringa Hospital and Clinic employees were recently honored for their years of work at the hospital. Among them was Sue Kurruk, who has worked for the hospital for 40 years.

Suzanne (Sue) Kurruk, RN was hired by Syringa General Hospital in 1978. Currently a data analyst for the quality department, Kurruk has served as staff RN, director of nursing and director of quality.

Kurruk joined Syringa the 39th year of operation. As she celebrates her 40th year on staff, it is realized that SHC has benefited from her exemplary patient care longer than it was ever without her.

As part of SHC’s weeklong employee celebration, milestone employees were honored at an all staff luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 22.

After receiving her award, Kurruk stated she is not retiring, and that she still wakes up every day ready to come to work.

“I have been a nurse longer than I have been anything else in my life,” she said. “I look at every situation as a nurse and continue to learn and teach as a nurse. I am thankful for everything the people at Syringa have taught me. Carry on!”

Other milestone honorees during this year’s celebration included: Tammy Lorentz and Bill Spencer (20 years); RN Lori Graham and Kim Spencer (15 years); Darla Anglen-Whitley, Jill Devereaux and Carrie Page (10 years); Amy Cline, RN Stephanie Hake, PharmD Shane Henry, Stephanie Hohman, Verna Larisma, Laura McConnell, Matthew McPherson, Mari Mort, Dr. Matthew Told, and Diane Turner (5 years each).



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