Monday, June 11, 2012

Three at EIRMC receive Frist Humanitarian Awards

Dr. Ronald Arbon
Dr. Ronald Arbon, Education Coordinator Bonny Jennings, and Volunteer Sharon Laird have won Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center’s Frist Humanitarian Awards for 2011.

The annual award recognizes physicians, employees and volunteers who have demonstrated concern for patients and service to the community.

Nominated by fellow physicians and hospital staff, Arbon has been practicing medicine for 54 years, 42 of them in Idaho Falls. With typical humility, he said he was "very surprised” to receive the award.

Bonny Jennings
Sharon Laird
An EIRMC employee for more than 30 years, Jennings is also a longtime volunteer in the community, serving as an instructor for the American Heart Association and with the Boy Scouts of America, currently serves as vice-president of training.

Laird serves at EIRMC as a volunteer and also represents the hospital as a member of the Idaho State Hospital Association Committee on Volunteers. She is also the treasurer for the EIRMC Volunteer Auxiliary. All three were honored May 10 in a reception at the hospital.