December 14, 2005
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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