ROCKPORT, Maine — Judy Benner was named Pen Bay Healthcare Employee of the Year for 2013, to the delight of her coworkers who honored her at the Pen Bay Healthcare holiday party. Benner is a 37-year employee with 35 years in Pen Bay’s Special Care Unit (SCU).
According to Sharon McDermott, director of Critical Care Nursing Services: “Judy Benner is an outstanding employee who does all that she can to provide a positive experience for the patient and family. She is always helpful, often anticipating what needs to be done and doing it without being asked. I am always confident that she will follow a problem until it is satisfactorily resolved. Judy Benner makes a positive impact on the workday.” Wade C. Johnson, president and CEO of Pen Bay Healthcare, presented her with a plaque and a check for $1,000.
At the same event, employees who have worked at Pen Bay Healthcare for 25 years or more were honored. Their names were entered into a drawing, and ten happy “25-Year Club” members won a week of paid time off.