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Kathryn Pettett and Betsy Forrey Retire After More than 40 Years of Service

June 9, 2014

Please join us in recognizing Kathryn Pettett and Betsy Forrey, who are retiring after more than 40 years of service to our communities. A celebration will be held this Wednesday, June 11 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the 7S CSSU/CCU break room.

Kathryn Pettett began her career at Providence in 1972. Working as an aide she soon aspired to get her registered nurse's license.  While raising her children she returned to school to get her bachelor's degree in nursing. Kathy has been active in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), both at local and national levels. She has maintained her CCRN certification since 1982.  

Her enthusiasm for cardiovascular patients has helped make this program successful. More important is her patient and family satisfaction, in which she takes great pride. As a professional, her philosophy has been to be an example to others, be involved and to mentor new staff to help them achieve their goals.

Kathy enjoys traveling, including mission trips. She also loves baking, which her fellow caregivers have been lucky enough to be on the receiving end. Kathy looks forward to sailing the ocean blue. Please join us in thanking her for more than 40 years of dedication and service. 

Betsy Forrey began her career in 1972 at General Hospital. She started on the night shift working on telemetry and critical care units. Finding her niche on the night shift, Betsy began mentoring and teaching new staff while running the units ever since. Once she began working with Providence, Betsy became a unit supervisor, sharing her wisdom and calm effect with the night shift.

She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and known for her honesty and high integrity. Betsy is especially known for her wonderful laugh and contagious smile. 

She has been married to her husband, Doug, for more than 40 years and raised four children. Betsy takes great pride and strength in her family, including Keenen, who is continuing in her footsteps here at Providence. She looks forward to working on her garden and decorating talents. Please join us in thanking her for more than 40 years of dedication and service.