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Garnet Health Announces Employees of the Year Award

Garnet Health Announces Employees of the Year Award


MIDDLETOWN, NY (Feb. 21, 2024) — Garnet Health recently announced the recipients of their 2023 Employees of the Year Award: Aracelis “Sherry” Diaz and Tina Tyner. Both employees are team members in the Nutrition and Food Services department. Garnet Health Medical Center and Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills have an Employee of the Month recognition program. Employees of the Year are chosen from the 12 outstanding associates who were selected each month at each hospital in 2023.


Being exceptional takes dedication, loyalty and commitment,” said Jonathan Schiller, Garnet Health president and CEO. “I am proud of Sherry and Tina for the care, compassion and hospitality they consistently show to our patients. They are positive examples of how Garnet Health provides more than just healthcare. This award is a big thank-you to them for consistently going above and beyond.”


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Aracelis “Sherry” Diaz, Nutrition and Food Services, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills

Sherry earned the August 2023 Employee of the Month Award because of her genuine kindness, which was exemplified in the caring way she helped a patient’s family member. An elderly gentleman was having breakfast while he waited for his wife’s tests to be completed. His hands were shaky, which prevented him from fixing his breakfast. Sherry took it upon herself to help the gentleman “as if he were her own dad.” Her nomination read, “It was wonderful and emotional to witness the care she provided to him.”

Tina Tyner, Nutrition and Food Services, Garnet Health Medical Center


Tina was selected as the December 2023 Employee of the Month Award because of her empathy, selflessness and desire to help patients in need. Tina was serving meals to patients on the Mother Baby Unit. In one room, a toddler was there with the mom and newborn. The child said to Tina, “Mommy just had a baby, but we don’t have a crib for the baby when we get home.” Tina could not let this go. She started making calls to her co-workers and friends to see if anyone had a crib. She then searched Facebook Marketplace and found someone gifting a bassinet. Tina was able to secure the bassinet, which she presented to the patient just before discharge.

Each example is just one of many for these two honorees. Their kindness, compassion and hospitality to all they come in contact with provide an environment that patients and their families appreciate.   

Anyone can nominate a Garnet Health employee, volunteer, provider or department for an award by visiting join our team, visit


About Garnet Health Garnet Health is a New York State not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to approximately 500,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskills region. Garnet Health provides the services of more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit

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