May 17th, 2002

Roy Patterson, R.N., is Great River Health Systems’ EXCEL Employee of the Year for service during 2001. He began working at Great River Medical Center in 1990.

Patterson, who is a nurse on the Medical/Surgical Unit, graduated from Southeastern Community College in 1990. He lives in Oakville, Iowa.

The Klein Center, a 125-bed long-term-care facility operated by Great River Medical Center, named Dee Eggleston, R.N., its 2001 EXCEL Employee of the Year. A nursing supervisor, Eggleston has worked at the Klein Center for eight years and for Great River Medical Center for nearly 40 years. She lives in Burlington.