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Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman Employees Honored For Decades of Service
07/29/2008

KAUFMAN, Texas – Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman (PHK) employees say that the close-knit ties between the community and hospital have kept them coming back for decades of work.

“Our employees make all the difference creating an environment where patient’s needs are met and exceeded,” said hospital president Patsy Youngs. “Long-time employees are particularly important to our hospital because their wealth of experience provides the backbone to provide the best care possible to our patients. Their contributions enable us to better serve the residents of Kaufman and the surrounding areas.”

Rhonda Corder has worked at Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman for 20 years as a medical records transcriptionist. Corder now works at home and said she treasures the flexibility transcriptionists have found as technology has evolved.

“I love it,” she said. “I can’t think of any other profession I would rather do.”

Medical staff coordinator Sandra Hevener has worked for Texas Health Resources for 20 years, spending the last eight years at Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. Hevener even worked at the hospital part-time as a teenager.

“You know everyone more than at the bigger hospitals,” she said. “You feel like you can develop closer relationships with people.”

Registered nurse Pat Morlock celebrated 30 years with PHK. Also celebrating 20-year anniversaries were: Unit secretary Jeffrey Lynn Council, registered respiratory therapist Robert Eldridge, transcriptionist Thonya Morgan, and Jerry L. Williams.

Including the Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman employees, Texas Health Resources honored 400 employees with 20 or more years of service and two dozen volunteers, totaling 10,485 years, at a recent banquet.

About Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman
Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman is affiliated with the Presbyterian Healthcare System and Texas Health Resources. Texas Health Resources is the largest non-profit, faith-based health care organization in Texas. The system was formed in 1997 with the merger of Presbyterian Healthcare System in Dallas, Harris Methodist Health System in Fort Worth and Arlington Memorial Hospital. The system includes 13 acute care hospitals with more than 17,000 employees and 5,000 physicians with privileges on its medical staff.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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