Columbus/Bladen service awards
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter’s
employees from Columbus and Bladen counties, Starr
Worthington, Veora Holland, Candace Watts, Gloria
McLaughlin, Nancy Cooper, Gayle Kindschuh, Greta
Heye, Tina Cartrette, Missy Long and Andrew Fecik,
are honored at a reception for agency employees
celebrating five, 10, 15 and 20 years of service.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter honors
Lower Cape Fear Hospice &
LifeCareCenter hosted a dinner and reception on
Tuesday, Sept. 17, to honor its employees for five,
10, 15 and 20 years of service milestones. It was
hosted at Events! On Front in downtown Wilmington.
“Our employees are our greatest asset. All of
you are involved either in directly caring for our
patients, or supporting that care,” Laurie Bystrom,
president and CEO, told staff during the ceremony.
“Our goal of serving more people, our family
satisfaction scores, our reputation in the
community, and our success with fundraising efforts,
wouldn’t be possible without you.
honored include five-year recipients: Brian Ayres,
Renee Bell, Jessica Bland, Jean Butts, Cynthia
Cheatham, Nancy Cooper, Amy Knight Davis, Gail
Fanucchi, Andrew Fecik, Deborah Floyd, Janelle
Garrigus, Carolyn Garrison, Diana Guseilo, Michael
Harris, Jennifer Hedge, Greta Heye, Veora Holland,
Tamara Kavanaugh, Gayle Kindschuh, Gwen Lane,
Lindsay Lee, Susan Logan, Melissa Long, Gloria
Mclaughlin, Michelle Murphy, Sharon New, Regina
O'Donnell, Mandy O'Hara, Rebecca Peirce, Jane Rack,
Carol Sellars, Jennifer Starrett, Jonathan
Stefanelli, Michele Stewart, Anne Studdard, Rob
Stumpf, Tania Vause, Gwendolyn Whitley, Leeann
Townsend and Deborah Edmundson.
10 years of service were Jerri Butler, Tina
Cartrette, Jacqueline Lewis and Jacqualine Newkirk.
Laurie Bystrom, Joyce Crouch and Joyce McMillan
were honored for 15 years of service, and Retha Redd
was celebrated for being with the agency for 20
“We appreciate your ongoing
commitment to our agency,” Bystrom told staff.
“Tonight we have recognized your achievement in
reaching a milestone in the number of years you’ve
been with us, and we also honor you as individuals
for the valued contributions you bring to Lower Cape
Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
”Lower Cape Fear
Hospice & LifeCareCenter is a nonprofit agency that
provides healthcare and comfort to people with
life-limiting illnesses; support and counseling to
families; and education to the community in Bladen,
Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender
counties. It is supported by the nonprofit Lower
Cape Fear Hospice Foundation. For more information,