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KGH selects Manager of the Year


December 14, 2005

jpg Manager of the Year Pat Stack

KGH Manager of the Year Pat Stack
Photo courtesy KGH

Ketchikan, Alaska - The prestigious award of Manager of the Year was presented at the Ketchikan General Hospital Holiday Party on December 2. Patrick Stack, Manager of the hospital's Child Care Center, was chosen for this honor by a committee of employees and administrators.

Stack began working for PeaceHealth in 1996, and has been manager of the Center since 2002. Certified as a Child Development Associate, he also presents early education workshops for the Association for the Education of Young Children (ACEY) both here and in Juneau.

The hospital's Child Care Center was established in 1983 to serve KGH employees, however other community members may also use it on a space available basis. Their staff of eleven can accommodate up to 42 children, ages birth through 13. The Center's first manager was Geri Metcalf, now retired and an active volunteer at the Hospital's Gift Shop.

Stack has two sons, ages three and six, who come to work with him. "This job keeps me young," he said. "I enjoy the atmosphere here at the Center. The employees here are more than coworkers; they are friends. They treat one another like family." When asked about his work at the Center, Stack concludes "It is great being in a profession where you know you're making a difference."



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