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April 26, 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 26, 2005) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a private, not-for-profit health care organization, announced Nathaniel Lett and Barbara Knight recently celebrated 40 years of employment with the hospital system.

The pair joined the WakeMed team just four short years after the hospital opened its doors in 1961 as Memorial Hospital of Wake County. They are the first employees in the system’s history to reach the 40 year-employment marks.

Knight, a resident of Knightdale, N.C., and registered nurse, initially worked in labor and delivery. She then moved to orthopaedics and later to operating room scheduling. She currently works in imaging services scheduling.

Lett’s career with WakeMed began in housekeeping, later transitioning to cardiac surgical services where he currently serves as a technician. Lett is originally from Lillington, N.C.

“Being able to attract and retain employees with a strong work ethic is a testament to the quality work environment WakeMed provides,” commented Jeanene Martin, WakeMed vice president human resources. “We thank Nathaniel and Barbara for their many years of service and look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Lett and Knight were honored at this year’s service awards banquet, which is held each year to recognize employees who have earned 15 or more years of service in five-year increments.
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