Varega among MVH employees honored
By For The Valley Independent
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Monongahela Valley Hospital honored it employees, medical staff and board during the organization's 41st annual Service Awards Dinner on May 6 at the Willow Room in the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in Rostraver Township.
Dale Varega of Monongahela received the 2013 Edward J. Protin Memorial Award, one of the hospital's most prestigious honors.
Those eligible for the Protin Award have served the hospital for at least a decade, exhibited significant contributions to the health care system over and above what is required, and demonstrated the qualities of leadership, loyalty, compassion and empathy.
In the presence of more than 300 of their hospital peers, last year's Protin Award recipient, Senior Vice President of Nursing Mary Lou Murt, presented Varega, a radiology technologist, with his award.
“This year's Protin Award recipient is very committed to helping others at MVH and throughout the community,” Murt said. “Our awardee is very confident in his priorities – family, church and work – he responds selflessly to the needs of others, be they children, adults or the elderly.”
Varega serves as a soccer coach; youth group counselor and food bank volunteer at his church, the Library Baptist Church Crossroads Ministries; he mentors students from local high schools and trade schools about health care careers and he donates regularly at American Red Cross blood drives.
He is a graduate of Monessen High School and attended Penn State-New Kensington. He received an associate degree and his American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifications.
He did his clinical at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and worked at St. Margaret's in Aspinwall before coming to MVH, where he has worked for 28 years.
The Protin Memorial Award was established in 1981 to perpetuate the memory of the late Edward J. Protin of Charleroi, former president of the hospital's Board of Trustees and a longtime community leader in the mid-Mon Valley.
Another highlight of the evening was presenting the Diamond Award to employees, medical staff and board with 25 years of service.
Honorees included Thomas F. Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D., of Columbus, Ohio; Brenda Buchko of Monessen; Daniel M. Bursick, M.D., of Pittsburgh; Kimberly A. Fagioletti, RN, of Belle Vernon; Robert H. Ferguson, M.D., of Pittsburgh; Eric Fleming, of Bentleyville; Kamlesh B. Gosai, M.D., of Charleroi; Yvonne Janus, RN, of Belle Vernon; Barbara J. Johnson, LPN, of Brownsville; Rebecca R. Kahl, LPN, of Monongahela; Mary J. Lemenovich, LPN, of Vestaburg; Darryll Lenhart, of Charleroi; Mary B. Lucas, RN, of New Eagle; Janet L. Mancini of Monongahela; Carol J. May, NA, of Monongahela; Ellen Medlen, LPN, of Stockdale; Ron Medved, of Charleroi; William F. Mitnick, of Charleroi; Mary J. Petrosky, NA, of Charleroi; Joel F. Rach, M.D., of Charleroi; Susan K. Sawicky, RN, of Richeyville; Valerie J. Stack, LPN, of Donora; Gina M. Stobaugh of Monongahela; Mary F. Youger, RN, of Belle Vernon; and Laura J. Young, RN, of Monongahela.
In addition, the hospital honored 15 staff who had 20 years of service; 28 staff with 15 years of service; 32 staff members with 10 years and 70 with five years.
MVH leaders also honored 21 recent retirees and remembered 18 members of the hospital family who passed away during the last year.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Charges mounting in Monessen drug case
- Cal U offers military personnel, families discounted on-line rates
- St. Molokai parish ruling imminent
- Finleyville Food Pantry always in need of donations, volunteers
- Pa. health secretary to tour SPHS facility
- 4 Donora men to stand trial for Rostraver hotel incident
- Monessen teen in court for drug charges
- Legendary DJ Porky Chedwick dead at 96
- Valley braces for ‘next’ storm
- Trial ordered in Ellsworth standoff case
- Mon Valley Financial series starts Thursday