SLV Health employees honored for years of service

Photo courtesy of SLV Health Anna Montoya, center, a registered nurse in labor and delivery, is honored by San Luis Valley Health CEO Konnie Martin, left, and Monica Hinds, Director of Emergency Services and Obstetrics/Nursery, on the right. Montoya was one of three employees who reached their 25-year milestone with SLV Health.

ALAMOSA — Twenty-five years ago, Janet McGinnis started working at San Luis Valley Health. This year, she was honored, along with 78 other employees, who together have logged a total of 760 years of service with the healthcare organization with a special Years of Service celebration.
“It doesn’t seem possible it can be 25 years already,” said McGinnis. “When I first started, I pretty much knew everyone that worked here. Today, we have way too many employees to know everyone, but it still feels like a close-knit family.”
The event on Thursday, Feb. 11, looked different than in years past, because of the recent epidemic restrictions. Instead of a large banquet, this year the organization honored its employees with a small, private and socially distanced ceremony held in the second-floor ARTrium. Employees achieving service milestones received awards for their service as well as gift cards to their favorite local eatery.
“As resilient, understanding, and innovative the SLVH team has been this past year, we are committed to identifying ways to acknowledge them and communicate how thankful we all are for their commitment, the great work they accomplish every day and the service they provide to SLVH staff, leadership, and our community,” said Konnie Martin, Chief Executive Officer for SLV Health. “We know that the heart of this organization lies with each employee’s dedication to service and commitment, and we would not be able to accomplish our vision and mission without them.”
The employees were honored in five-year milestone increments. This year, 39 employees celebrated 5 years, 19 employees celebrated 10 years and 12 employees celebrated 15 years. Six employees were honored for reaching their 20 year milestone: Amy Oaks, Tandra Dunn, Alan Newby, Cindy Jackson, Stephanie Quintana and Karen Christensen. Three employees reached their 25-year anniversary: Conejos County Hospital Purchasing Buyer Terri Lucero; Director of Radiology Janet McGinnis and Registered Nurse Anna Montoya.
“This is the main thing about SLV Health: We are family,” said McGinnis, recalling a life-changing event that happened to her and her family this year, and how the SLV Health employees were there. “I will forever remember the kindness and generosity shown to our family during this stressful time. We help each other, support and lift each other up.”
Five-year employees
Melissa Carrillo
Jessica Garcia
Trazana Duran
Samantha Malouff
Shannon Uran
Sulaiman Sultan
Amy Cheatwood-Johnston
Mallori Gariner
David Gallegos
Morgan Cummons
Beth Jones
Steve Lobato
Kaitlyn Larsen
Joshua Robertson
Lindsay Barraza
Terisa Valdez
Tabitha Gutierrez
Taryn Ruybal
Marche DePriest
Amelia Trujillo
Jamie King
David Barclay
Julie Moreno
JoAnn Segura
Joe Archuleta
Audrey Edgar
Fallon Crowther
Jessica Chavez
Rafelita Atencio
Megan Brownell
Stephanie Guillen
Jenna Hutches
Felicia Garcia
Rachel Dooley
Joshua Koontz
Debbie Shulsinger
Ashley Voss
Thomas Jenks
Elishia Melgares

10-year employees
Konnie Martin
Jane Self
Rebecca Romero
Reyna Martinez
Tish Hollingsworth
Dennard Ellison
Angie Werner
Linda Vaughan
Crystal Kechter
Brian Heersink
Michelle Gay
Adam Lawrence
Linda Cordova
Antonio Gurule
Lucia Gaspar-Nicolas
Natasha Cerny
Anthony Madrid
Randi Martinez
Angie Gallegos

15-year employees
Ben Gonzales
Svetlana Bresnitz
Tiffanie Hoover
Chrystal Gallegos
Susanna Martinez
Hannah Espinoza
Angel Cervantez
Felicia Gutierrez
Roberta Valdez
Shannon Hostetter
Gloria Medina
Ben Hendriks

20-year employees
Amy Oaks
Tandra Dunn
Alan Newby
Cindy Jackson
Stephanie Quintana
Karen Christensen

25-year employees
Terri Lucero
Janet McGinnis
Anna Montoya


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