Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will hold a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, as part of its Black History Month celebration. The event will be held in the hospital cafeteria.
Each year, a committee of hospital associates selects fellow associates who will be recognized for embodying the values of Black History Month. This year's honorees include Brenda Rios, environmental services aide; Valencia McClain, sterile processing distribution technician; and Linda Coleman, environmental services aide.
As part of the ceremony, the Rev. John H. Caldwell, pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, will be the guest speaker. Hospital President and CEO Gary C. Tucker, FACHE, will also participate in the ceremony. Other hospital associates also will be part of the program.
Following the ceremony, the Nutrition Services Department will serve a special "Soul Food" luncheon and dinner featuring a variety of foods from recipes of the Black History Committee.
A portion of the proceeds from the lunch and dinner will be given to the hospital's Mission Committee, which assists employees in need.