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Letter: Furchner shares his honor

To the Editor:

The Barbara Jones Caring Soul Award is presented annually at Mayo Health System in Red Wing to an individual nominated by patients or fellow employees for outstanding service. This year’s recipient was Dennis Furchner of respiratory therapy.

Dennis exemplifies the criteria for this award by his job performance, which embodies the value that the needs of the patient come first. He exceeds the expectations of coworkers and/or patients and their families in providing reliable, timely and personal attention to needs, often before recipients recognize their needs. He also inspires excellence in others and is creative, resourceful, respectful and passionate about the service he gives.

As with every year, the recipient is asked to choose a local non-profit organization to receive a donation. We are very pleased that Dennis was given this well-deserved award and that he chose First Choice Clinic of Red Wing to be the recipient of this donation on his behalf.

We appreciate Dennis’ thoughtfulness in choosing our pregnancy medical clinic to receive Mayo Health System in Red Wing’s generous $1,000 donation. We also thank the Jones Family Foundation for giving this award for Dennis.

Cathy Goggin

Red Wing

Cathy Goggin is executive director of First Choice Clinic.