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Six former employees of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James were last week honoured for a total of 192 combined years of dedicated and meritorious service to the institution and to health in the region.
The six retirees were; Deputy Matron, Joycelyn Hyman-Hill, who served for 38 years; Chief Security Officer, Noel Cleghorn, 37 years; Enrolled Assistant Nurse, Lentine Kerr-Kitchen, 37 years; Laundry Attendant, Leroy McMohan, 35 years; Enrolled Assistant Nurse, Marguerita Peters, 34 years; and Clinical Psychologist, Elaine Gordon, who was honoured for 12 years service.

Chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority, Noel Donaldson (left), presents a plaque to retired Chief Security Officer of Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, Noel Cleghorn, who served that institution for 37 years. Occasion was a recent retirement celebration at the hospital for six former workers, who had given a combined 192 years service to the hospital.

They each received glowing accolades, citations, plaques and gift packages at a retirement celebration ceremony held at the hospital’s Mount Salem location in Montego Bay.
Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Everton Anderson, said the management of the institution strongly believes in saying “thank you” to those who have served and those who continue to serve.
“Work in the health sector is, indeed, hard, as the hours are long and sometimes you do not hear ‘thank you’. I want to indicate and say to the persons, who are retiring, that we really appreciate the work you have all done,” Mr. Anderson stated.
“For me, it has been a real pleasure working with all of you, who have led by example. I congratulate you and wish for you all the very best on your retirement,” he added.
The retirement celebrations were carried out under the theme: ‘Retirement is not the end of a career; it is the beginning of a new phase of life’.