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Effingham Hospital Employee of the Year
Front row, from left to right, are: Christine Hendrix, Effingham Hospital and Care Center CEO Norma Jean Morgan and hospital trustee Robin Massey-Ruppe; back row: trustee Sheila Bishop, trustee board chairman Rick Rafter, trustee LaMeisha Hunter and secretary Patricia Ann Yarbrough. - photo by Photo provided

Christine Hendrix, the social service coordinator at the Effingham Care Center, was named the Effingham Hospital and Care Center employee of the year for 2009.

Hendrix was selected because of her unwavering commitment to residents in the care center, as well as their families. One of the most important things to Hendrix is helping families make as smooth a transition as possible to a long term care environment.