Employees Honored for Years of Service and Perfect Attendance

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 13, 2014) – Employees at Hudson Valley Hospital Center were honored on May 9 for their years of service to the Hospital, some putting in 40 years on the job. Two hundred and thirty of the Hospital’s 1,200 employees were also honored for perfect attendance.

Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel said that there are few companies that can boast about such perfect attendance. “This is a reflection of the culture we have here at Hudson Valley Hospital Center,’’ said Federspiel, speaking to employees at the Hospital’s annual Service Awards Ceremony. “When you have 230 people with perfect attendance and another 166 dedicating so many years of service to one hospital, it has a positive effect on our core measures and the quality of care we provide.’’

One employee honored for more than 40 years with the hospital is Linda Paupst.
Paupst started her career at HVHC as a candy striper and eventually became an LPN. She is now instrumental in the training new staff and is an expert patient care technician in the progressive care unit.

“Linda is a take charge person who holds the team to high standards when it comes to patient care. She truly cares about the patient and expects everybody else to meet her standards. HVHC is lucky to have had Linda committed to our hospital for 40 years,” said Kathy Webster, Vice President of Patient Services.

Below are the names of employees serving 25 years or more:

40 Years
Linda Paupst – Progressive Care Unit

35 years
Patricia Brigida – OB/GYN

30 years
Grace Thompson – Environmental Services
Ruth Johnson – Human Resources
Lorraine Fontana – ICU
Anthony D’Costa – Respiratory

25 years
Nancy Koutnik – 4 South (nursing floor)
Maria Carbone-Mazzellla – EKG/EEG
Jane Roush – General Accounting
Patricia Dwyer – Laboratory
Suzanne Hyatt – Laboratory
Mayuri Patel – Laboratory
Susan Pardee – OB/GYN
Leticia Framo – Surgical Services
Angelica Ramos – Surgical Services
Suzanne Testa – Volunteer Services


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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org