Carthage Hospital Nurse Retires After 41 Years

Hospital staff thank Cheryl VanCour for four decades of service

Cheryl VanCour, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Carthage Area Hospital, has retired after more than four decades at the hospital.

Last Thursday, she was greeted by a room full of her peers for a surprise party to celebrate her 41 years of service, and many of her co-workers shared memories and wished her well.

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Cheryl VanCour, LPN

“Today we have the pleasure of honoring Cheryl VanCour as she begins a new phase of her life,” said Natalie Burnham, Director of Patient and Community Engagement. “Cheryl has been a dedicated and hardworking employee at Carthage Area Hospital for 41 years – always willing to do what is needed to take care of her patients and her co-workers.”

Melanie Saber, director of School Based Health Center Programs, echoed the sentiment.

“We appreciate all of her hard work, dedication and passion for helping the children at the schools,” she said. “She will be missed dearly by her entire team.”

In her 41 years, Mrs. VanCour worked in the following departments and clinics at Carthage Area Hospital: Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics, Critical Care Unit, Emergency Room, the Veteran’s Affairs Clinic and the Beaver River School Based Health Center.

“The hospital is pleased to have had Cheryl as a member of the its team for all of these years,” said Chief Operating Officer Beth Barnes. “We’re thankful for all that she has done for us, for being such an incredible employee, leader and role model.”

Carthage Area Hospital wishes Cheryl the very best, in happiness and health in her retirement.


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