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2020 Dan Wilford Award Winner – John Olivares

Yoakum Community Hospital Chief Financial Officer, John Olivares, was officially presented with the 2020 Dan Wilford Award for Compassion and Community Service by Karen Barber, Chief Executive Officer. A call for nominations by co-workers was sent out and John was selected by an appointed Nomination Committee at YCH. Community Hospital Corporation in partnership with its hospitals, sponsors the Dan Wilford Award each year to recognize one caring, compassionate and humanitarian employee from its hospitals corporate-wide. John was chosen for exhibiting the following criteria in his day-to-day work ethic: remarkable concern for the welfare and happiness of patients, significant contributions to the improvement of his community’s health and welfare, a level of commitment to community service beyond the daily operation of the facility, extraordinary acts of kindness, positive effect on others, and for being competent, consistent and people oriented.

In honor of this recognition, John was presented with a commemorative plaque, as well as an engraved leaf to be placed on the YCH Foundation Giving Tree. Shown from left to right: Karen Barber (CEO)and John Olivares (CFO).