Kathy Van Kley named pride employee of month

Kathy Van Kley named pride employee of month Kathy Van Kley, therapeutic recreation assistant at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center, was selected as the August 2001 PRIDE Employee of the Month.

Van Kley has been employed at Sioux Valley Vermillion since June 1999 and plans to graduate from The University of South Dakota, with a degree in therapeutic recreation in December, 2001.

Nominations for Van Kley to be named employee of the month praised her performance on many levels.

"Kathy always has a smile on her face. She goes out of her way to get residents involved. Kathy has a great attitude ? and a great imagination. (She is a) great asset to the staff and residents."

"Kathy is a wonderful role model who always goes the extra mile to make our care center and its activity program very enjoyable and beneficial for residents and other employees," said John Paulson, chief executive officer of Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center.

She is married to Dr. Gaylen Van Kley and has two children.

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