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Rice Named KGH Employee of the Month For February

February 06, 2004
Saturday - 1:00 am

Kimberly Rice, Histotechnologist at Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) for the past two years, has been named Employee of the Month by a committee of her peers.

A Histotechnologist prepares specimens for the Pathologist so they can make an accurate diagnosis at a cellular level. Specimens range from tonsils to skin lesions, from aspirated fluid to pap smears.

"I came here to fly fish for salmon and to hunt a mountain goat with my bow," said Rice. "I really love Ketchikan and working at this hospital; I felt at home the moment I stepped off the ferry."

Rice received her training at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory while she was manager of a necropsy department in Laramie, Wyoming. Her certification requires a Bachelor of Science degree, on the job experience, and passing a written and practical exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
One of the several employees who nominated her stated, "Being the only Histotechnologist, Kimberly works hard and does a great job. We tend to depend on Kimberly for many things and she has been seen on the weekends just to get things in order for our busy Mondays."

The award of Employee of the Month at KGH recognizes those who regularly go above and beyond what is required, to provide high quality service to patients, visitors and co-workers.


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Ketchikan General Hospital
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