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Preston Memorial Hospital celebrates 3 years of employee awards and service

KINGWOOD — Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital employees gathered to celebrate three years of employee awards and service at their annual employee banquet earlier this month at Alpine Lake Resort.

Due to COVID-19 cancellations, employee service and awards from 2019, 2020 and 2021 were honored in the combined ceremony.

Brandon McGinnis

Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital Administration presented the 2021 Employee of the Year ward to Brandon McGinnis, Information Technology. Also announced was the 2021 ICARE Recipient of the Year, Donald Harmon, Physical Therapy.

ICARE is an acronym for the Mon Health values: Integrity, Commitment, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Recipients from 2019-20:

  • 2019 Employee of the Year: Diane Clark, Patient Financial Services
  • 2019 ICARE Recipient of the Year: Ariel Buric, Cardiac Rehab
  • 2020 Employee of the Year: Desirae Weaver, Acute Care
  • 2020 ICARE Recipient of the Year: Laura Groves, Infection Prevention

All monthly ICARE recipients since its inception in 2019 were honored during the ceremony.

Donald Harmon

Employees who have participated in clinical laddering were also celebrated for advancing or maintaining their clinical level.

The service awards recognized employees who have accrued years of service at Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital starting at five years.

The Department of the Year was awarded for the previous three years, including Housekeeping, Primary Care Physicians and the Emergency Department.

To learn more about Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, visit

Mon Health System is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals in north-central West Virginia. It includes five hospitals — its flagship, Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown; Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood; Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston; Mon Health Marion Neighborhood Hospital in White  Hall; and affiliate, Grafton City Hospital in Grafton.

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