Dr. Berry Named Hospital Hero



Left to right: Pat Markham, CEO; Dr. Berry; Beth Spieker, Chief Clinic Administrator

Dr. Berry Named Hospital Hero

Atlantic, IA – Dr. Elaine Berry has been selected as an Iowa Hospital Association 2016 Hospital Hero. Pat Markham announced the honor during the Cass County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees’ August meeting.

Unaware she had been nominated, Dr. Berry was visibly surprised and touched by the honor. She noted, “I enjoy working with everyone here. This is a fantastic place – I can’t imagine practicing anywhere else!” Dr. Berry will be recognized October 19th during the IHA annual meeting in Des Moines.

According to the IHA website, the IHA Hospital Hero Award “recognizes hospital employees who have performed heroic acts or have consistently and tirelessly given of their time, talent and expertise to improve their organizations, patients and communities. These everyday heroes are the role models for other hospital employees and the communities they serve.” As Markham noted, “That certainly exemplifies Dr. Berry!” Only 10 people from across the state are chosen as hospital heroes each year. Dr. Berry’s nomination was submitted by hospital staff with letters of support noting her dedication to the community and her patients, particularly with hospice care and emergency medical services throughout Cass County.

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