Beverly Rizzo will retire from Tyrone Hospital on May 30th after more than nine and a half years of service.
When Mrs. Rizzo first joined Tyrone Hospital, she held a part-time position and had responsibilities in both the nutrition services and housekeeping departments. Later she moved into a full-time position as an environmental services aide in housekeeping. Her initial duties were to provide cleaning services for certain areas on the hospital’s first and second floors. Later her responsibilities shifted to the second floor where she addressed all aspects of cleaning the medical surgical/ICU patient rooms, nurse’s station, and second floor offices.
As a member of the environmental services/housekeeping department, Mrs. Rizzo was part of the team of employees whose good work helps Tyrone Hospital earn high marks for facility cleanliness. Tyrone achieves cleanliness ratings from patients that are significantly higher than the state and national averages for hospitals.
Mrs. Rizzo said she has always enjoyed the work atmosphere at Tyrone. “It is like being part of an extended family.” She said she loves people and a favorite part of her job was the contact she had with patients. “I always tried to be warm and inviting and I met a lot of people in the process of cleaning their rooms.” “Some people travel a good distance to receive their care at Tyrone Hospital. They say they like the personal attention they receive at Tyrone.”
Mrs. Rizzo is a native of Tyrone and has lived in the community for most of her life – and it’s where she will live in retirement. She looks forward to spending more time with family, especially her grandchildren. She also looks forward to small indulgences, like having her cup of morning coffee at a more leisurely pace and outside where she can hear the birds singing. She will also be busy clearing out her house and starting to pack her belongings as she prepares to downsize to a smaller home.
The Tyrone Regional Health Network family extends deepest gratitude to Mrs. Rizzo for her years of service at Tyrone Hospital and extend warmest wishes to her on her upcoming retirement.