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CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta Honors Fran Wyatt With “Celebration of Service” July 7, 2021

Fran Wyatt with St. Michael Atlanta Hospital staff

Atlanta, TX ― CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital - Atlanta honored Fran Wyatt, long-time volunteer, with a “Celebration of Service” on Tuesday, June 29, upon her “retirement” after 20 years of volunteer service at the hospital. Approximately 60 hospital volunteers, staff, friends and family took the opportunity to share their appreciation for Wyatt at the event.

In addition to 20 years as a volunteer, Wyatt served as volunteer president for 10 years and was a 10-year member of the previous Atlanta Memorial Hospital Board, six of those years as board secretary. She represented the hospital on the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers (TAHV) Board for 8 years and provided leadership on the board as the president for one year, traveling throughout the state of Texas to fulfill her duties.

Many patients, family members, and visitors can recall being greeted and assisted by Wyatt at the front information desk. She also “worked” beside the staff each Tuesday in the Diabetic Education Department, offering support to patients living with diabetes.

“We are pleased to honor Fran Wyatt for her many contributions to our hospital ministry as a volunteer,” said Brett Kinman, Administrator. “Fran has served our healthcare ministry in Atlanta selflessly for 20 years, and her efforts have certainly supported our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the people of Cass County and beyond. We will miss her and wish her the best in this new season of her life.”

“Over the years, I marveled as Fran prayed with employees, shared her wisdom and went out of her way to mentor so many of us,” said Melissa Kimble, Development/Volunteer Coordinator. “Like others, I have learned so much from Fran. She has graced us with nuggets of wisdom. One of my favorites is this advice: ‘Use your gifts. We are each uniquely gifted and equipped by a loving creator. He made you with a purpose so use the fits, talents and resources He has given you. Take advantage of opportunities to bring Him glory.’”