Julie Trinkala, honored for a strong work ethic and commitment to the goals and ideals of the health care system, is the 2011 recipient of the Edward J. Protin Memorial Award at Monongahela Valley Hospital.
Julie, a housekeeper in environmental services, received the honor at the hospital’s 39th annual Service Awards Dinner at the Willow Room in the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in Rostraver.
The Protin Award is one of the hospital’s most prestigious honors and the recipient is not named until the night of the event.
Trinkala, whose career at Monongahela Valley Hospital spans more than 19 years, received a standing ovation from the audience.
“I just love to help people,” she said when accepting the award.