Edgewater celebrates employees’ 140 years of combined service

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THE EDGEWATER staff and their service years from l-r: (35 yrs.) Bonita Williams, (20 yrs.) Yolanda Henderson, (5 yrs.) Veronica Orange, (30 yrs.) Spiro Mehas and Nurse Sandra Bryant, (40 yrs.) Betty Gray, (10 yrs.) – Tara Robertson and Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes, (20 yrs.) Yvonne Williams, (35 yrs.) Judy James, (5 yrs.) Jeanyne Davis, (5 yrs.) Amika Harris, (20 yrs.) Demetria Macon and (20 yrs.) Diane Randolph.

The Edgewater Systems monthly staff meeting was not a routine meeting in March for the 135 employees—it was a celebration.

On March 31 the management at Edgewater Systems recognized its employees with 20-40 years of service. The staff met at the Edgewater Resource Center, 1100 W. 6th Ave. in Gary to hear the State of the Agency, have new staff introduced and to award certificates and gifts.

Edgewater Customer Service Committee teams: (LR) Car-olyn Beckwith, Jeanyne Davis, Tara Robertson, Johnathan Johnson, Burgess Peoples, Janelle St. John and Arlene Pearson.

The Edgewater Systems’ Customer Service Committee hosted the Employees Appreciation Award presentation, which recognized a combined 140 years of employee anniversaries. The event was designed to be all-inclusive – for the faculty and staff, as well as provide a celebratory forum for employees to socialize, connect with peers, and receive a plethora of information. It was an opportunity for peers to congratulate one another for their outstanding years of service. The achievements and longevity of Edgewater is due to a driven Edgewater family with commitment, dedication and hard work.

CHIEF FUND DEVELOPMENT and Communications Officer Janelle St. John present Betty Gray with a certificate and gift for her 40 years of service. Pictured from l-r: Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes, Ms. Betty Gray and Ms. Arlene Pearson.

Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes congratulated staff for their many years of dedicated service. “We could not have done all the great work we do without the dedication to service of individuals like Ms. Betty Gray who has been here for 40 years, as Edgewater has been here for 42,” said Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes.

“We are grateful for the knowledge that all of our longstanding team members share with new hires, they are all pillars of positivity for all who they come in contact with,” said Ms. Arlene Pearson, Chief Human Resource Officer.

In May, Edgewater will be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by hosting a luncheon on May 17th at Avalon Manor. Edgewater Systems is also encouraging people to show their support for Mental Health Awareness by wearing lime green during May.

For over 40 years Edgewater, has been designated as a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization. It has been committed to meeting the health needs of families and individuals of Northwest Indiana. Located at 1100 West Sixth Avenue in Gary, Indiana Edgewater provides a complete line of behavior-al healthcare and addiction services for adults, families and children. For more information about the complete range of services provided by Edgewater, call 219-885-4264, or check out the web site at www.edgewatersystems.org.

 

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