Employees Honored for Dedicated Service - St. Augustine Health Ministries

The wisdom that makes us recognize the value of the elderly person and that brings us to honour them, is the same wisdom that allows us to appreciate the numerous gifts that we receive every day from the providential hand of the Father, and to be happy. (Pope Francis)

For Immediate Release
November 2016

(Cleveland) The greatest asset of any organization is its employees, and throughout St. Augustine Health Ministries it these individuals that exemplify our Mission of “Continuing the Healing Ministry of Christ.” Ninety employees from throughout St. Augustine Health Ministries were honored for service milestones ranging from five to forty-five years at a special recognition dinner held at St. Augustine Health Campus.  

Among those honored were:

30 Years

Celebrating 30 Years

20 Years

Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Years

Loretta Elliott,  Nursing – 45 years
Nancy Barko, Business Office – 40 years
Colleen Patton, Nursing – 40 years
Robert Drum,  Building Services, Holy Family Hospice  – 30 years
Milly Jimenez, Nursing, 25 years
Lesley Jones, Human Resources – 25 years
Numerous employees were recognized for their 20, 15, 10 and 5 years of dedication.

“Our Ministry cannot function and deliver exceptional care and services to those in need unless all of you are making the contributions you make every single day,” said Rick Meserini, President and CEO. “It’s that kind of commitment and dedication that is not just about getting the job done. It’s about truly making a difference in the heart and lives of others – through your compassion, dedication, excellence and caring.”

The special evening wrapped up with four employees chosen by their peers to receive “The Health Ministries Way” Employee of the Year Awards.  The Health Ministries Way” identifies members of the staff who go above and beyond what’s required in their job to exemplify the Mission, Vision, Values and exemplary customer services that make St. Augustine Health Ministries the best place to work and receive care.

Employee of the Year


Carol Hanna, Employee of the Year,
St. Augustine Health Campus, Life Enrichment




Nursing Employee of the Year


Karen King, Nursing Employee of the Year
St. Augustine Health Campus, Nursing







Brebda Triplett, Employee of the Year
St. Augustine Health Campus, Assisted Living at the Towers



Employee of the Year, Holy Family Home Health Care & Hospice


Kathy Sanborn, Employee of the Year,
Holy Family Home Health Care & Hospice (pictured with Kristin Graham)



St. Augustine Health Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit provider of residential and community based services. Services include: rehabilitation & skilled nursing, home health care, assisted living, independent living, long-term care, hospice care, home delivered and congregate meals and an early learning child care center.  To learn more about St. Augustine Health Ministries, visit our website at www.staugministries.org or contact Dana Carns, Director of Advancement at (216) 939-7602.