Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of May 28, 2007
Camrose hospital volunteer honoured
Special to the WCR
Anna-Mae Feddema received the first-ever St. Mary's Hospital, Camrose Sisters of Providence Award at the annual Long Service Awards Banquet held March 8 at the Camrose Senior Centre.
"It was an overwhelming surprise to receive this award. It's been great working at St. Mary's," said Feddema.
"I worked with the sisters when they were here and I've seen many changes over the years. I feel it's an honour to have received this award."
In recognition of their many years of service to St. Mary's Hospital, the Sisters of Providence Award is awarded to an employee or physician who reflects the same qualities of patient care or service as demonstrated by the sisters.
Feddema was nominated for her dedication and commitment to the St. Mary's Hospital community.
Words from her nomination form state, "Anna-Mae genuinely cares for every employee, visitor or patient and makes all feel welcome with her friendly smile and conversations. Anna-Mae not only puts in 110 per cent effort in her job, she puts in hundreds of hours volunteering.
"She is always working behind the scenes and never seeks the limelight, always trying to improve the quality of life for those she serves. There is no other like Anna-Mae."
John Kelly, St. Mary's CEO, noted that "the Sisters of Providence served as models of caring and compassion. Anna-Mae continues this tradition. She is a most deserving recipient."
The Sisters of Providence founded St. Mary's Hospital in 1924 with the mission of trusting in God's providence to provide dedicated service and compassionate care.
In 2002, Catholic sponsorship was transferred to the Alberta Catholic Health Corporation and together St. Mary's and the ACHC continue the ministry of the Sisters of Providence.