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Somnis named SWMC Employee of Year

WORTHINGTON -- Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC) awarded the 2012 Employee of the Year award to Colleen Somnis on May 17 during the annual National Hospital Week activities. Somnis received this award based on nominations from her co-workers.

Somnis began her employment at SWMC in September 1967. She quit in December 1969. She was hired back in January 1989 as a housekeeper. She also worked as a janitor and linen aide.

"I am so excited and honored to have been granted this award," said Somnis. "I love my job and all the co-workers that make this place such a great place to work. The interaction I have with co-workers, patients, and visitors is what really makes my job so enjoyable. SWMC will always have a special place in my heart. The past 25 years have been great!"

Somnis lives in Worthington with her husband Dennis. They raised four children, Darrin, Denise, Jennifer and Stacei, and have five grandsons.