Luanne Weidner is Wayne Memorial Employee of the Year 2019
It was an emotional moment for Luanne Weidner—and her “Wayne Memorial family.” When she was named Employee of the Year 2019 at the hospital’s annual holiday party on December 7th at Woodloch Inn, she received a standing ovation. While the nod was certainly a time for celebration, Luanne acknowledged just how tough the past few years have been and how appreciative she was of her coworkers. “Through everything that’s happened—my daughter’s passing, our house fire, my husband’s cancer—my Wayne Memorial family stood behind me. I am so thankful for that!” Weidner, a certified nurse aide in the Wound Care unit and an employee of Wayne Memorial for 32 years, counts many friends on the staff, including her supervisor who nominated her for Employee of the Month of October. Amy Krempasky, RN, called Luanne, “consistently positive and friendly… with an unwavering dedication to her work despite juggling multiple life challenges.” Weidner, who lives in Cherry Ridge with her husband Larry and granddaughter, three-year-old Annalee Rake, said “life now is good, so much has turned around for the better!” The Employee of the Year is chosen by employees of the month of the year before. The other 2019 employees of the month were Valerie Martin, Housekeeping; Gloria Tuttle, RN, ICU; Raeda Abdallah, Housekeeping; Maryrose Krzemieniecki, RN; Tammy Robinson, Medical Records; Daniela Davis, RN, Home Health; Joe Cremona, Security; Tina Vergara, RN, Chemotherapy; Jennifer Pepper, Registration; Jillian Lisowski, RPh, Pharmacy; and Beth Chaballa, Laboratory Services. Photo, l. to r.: Bethany Fine, director Human Resources; Amy Krempasky, RN; Luanne Weidner, CNA; James Pettinato, RN, director Patient Care Services; David Hoff, CEO Wayne Memorial Health System.