TROY – Nita Niekamp, a staff nurse in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, was named the Upper Valley Medical Center employee of the year during the Employee and Silver Anniversary Club Open House on Dec. 11.
UVMC President Tom Parker announced Niekamp’s selection. She has been an employee in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation since November 2016.
Coworkers who nominated Niekamp said she is quick to take on new tasks and share her knowledge and experiences with patients and coworkers.
“Nita is an asset to our program. She has taken a lead role organizing pulmonary referrals and following up with physicians,” a co-worker said. “She spends time educating patients one on one about their heart disease and shares a varied and wide range of knowledge.”
Niekamp and her husband, Louis, have four children and three grandchildren. She lives in Anna.
Among employees recognized for years of service were:
45 years: Mary Hensley
40 years: Sandra Stine, Joann Liddy, Linda Rutschilling, Jane Hess
35 years: Ronald Holmes, Kimberly Gaskill
30 years: Timothy Snider, Mary Sutton, Diane Statzer, Susan Becker, Gayle Beard, Carla Kendall, Kerry Hill, Joseph Hilleary, Louisa Bartolotta, Kathy Ward, Tracy Gunnerman,
25 years: Ceridwen Shellabarger, Sonya Fox, Tori Hite, Cynthia Fair, Carol Parker, Judy Pelaston, Mark Smith, Susan Wick, Michelle Beyke, Shanda Gostomsky, and Jane Shook.