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Two Manhattan healthcare workers honored for community service

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Two Manhattan healthcare workers have been honored for their service to the community.

Manhattan’s Ascension Via Christi Hospital said its own RN Marty Reed and board member John Armbrust were recently honored by the Kansas Hospital Association at its annual convention for their commitment to patient care. of safe quality.

Each year, Ascension said hospitals nominate staff across the state for six award categories that provide leadership and service to member hospitals and winners are announced at the fall convention.

The hospital noted that Reed was among four recognized healthcare workers of the year – all of whom have had a significant impact on improving healthcare in their communities. Reed was honored for her role in establishing Manhattan’s first cardiac rehabilitation program and for her instrumental role in developing an associated wellness program.

“We are so proud that Marty has been named Healthcare Worker of the Year,” said Bob Copple, hospital president. “Although she retired earlier this year, her dedication, as well as her commitment to her patients and their families, was visible in her daily work for 42 years.”

The hospital listed Armbrust as one of two trustees of the year — an award given to board members who go above and beyond the call of duty. He has been recognized for his advocacy for numerous clinical programs and for leading the board through strategic planning, community engagement and advocacy to reduce out-migration for health services.

“Defending both our hospital and our community is critical to continuing to provide the best care, close to home,” says Bob Copple, hospital president. “We consider ourselves lucky to have a board member like John on our team.”

To see the full list of Ascension nominees, click HERE.