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LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Announces Recipient of the 2015 Derrick McFarland Employee of the Year Award

Blacksburg, VA, February, 2016 – LewisGale Hospital Montgomery recently named Yvette Kerr, RN, as the 2015 recipient of the Derrick McFarland Employee of the Year Award. Yvette is a Palliative Care nurse who is known for the compassionate care she provides.

“Yvette has a unique ability to communicate with her patients during the toughest of times,” said Alan Fabian, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. “Her compassion for life is undeniable, and that shines through as she works with her patients.”

“Yvette also goes above and beyond to assist and provide support to other staff and physicians as they struggle with their own difficulties caring for our patients, said Beth Scott, Case Management Director, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery.

The Derrick McFarland Employee of the Year Award honors the memory of the security officer who lost his life while in the line of duty. Derrick was known as a gentle giant who exemplified a caring and giving spirit.

“I am so happy that LewisGale Hospital Montgomery still honors Derrick’s memory by presenting this award to a deserving employee each year,” said Cindy McFarland, Derrick’s widow.

The hospital also recognized nominees Jennifer Flippin, Social Worker, and Misty Hodges, Pharmacy Lead Buyer, during its annual awards ceremony.

During the ceremony, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery also celebrated the career milestones of several of its employees whose service to the hospital totaled more than 2,200 years.

Photo courtesy of Samantha J. Photography

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