Noyes Health Honor Wall salutes military service
6th annual effort honors military service of staff and their family members
DANSVILLE — To recognize and thank Noyes Health employees, volunteers and their family members currently serving or retired from active military service, UR Medicine | Noyes Health again will exhibit the “Honor Wall,” a collection of their photographs, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville and at Noyes Health Services in Geneseo.
Brenda Hoag initiated the Honor Wall project, and has worked each year with a team of volunteers made up of colleagues, family and friends to mount each photo and install the exhibit.
“This is a visible way to show our veterans and their families how much we appreciate their service,” says Hoag, “and, in particular, demonstrates the pride we have in our Noyes colleagues who have served.”
After 34 years of service at Noyes, most recently as an Information Systems Assistant, Hoag retired this year. But her dedication to honoring Noyes staff who’ve served in our nation’s military, and those in their families who’ve served, moved her to return to Noyes and continue what has become an annual tradition.
This year, Hoag collected 27 new photos of veterans and/or those on active duty or in the reserves who are either current Noyes Health employees and volunteers or their family members, bringing the total number of photos displayed to 268. Each photo is accompanied by the service member’s name, rank and military history. The Wall will feature photos of soldiers from American conflict from the Civil War until present day.
“We are grateful to Brenda for continuing her efforts to honor Noyes’ veterans and their family members,” says Amy Pollard, UR Medicine | Noyes Health President and CEO, “and we are grateful for her many years of service to Noyes. We wish her all the best on her retirement!”
Current Noyes staff and volunteers who have served include Jason Allen, Mike Barnett, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Kristal Fox, Dan Guy, Dean Hackman, Mike Johnsen, Chad Miles, Mike Perry, Phil Schillaci, Edward Schneider, Nancy Schoening, Shelly Trim, Paul VanDurme, Hayley Weppler, Diane Whitmore.
The Honor Wall will be exhibited throughout the month of November in the lobbies of both Noyes locations. Due to COVID-related visitor restrictions at Noyes facilities, the public will not be able to view the exhibit in person. The exhibit will be shared virtually on Noyes Health’s Facebook page @NoyesHealthServices with weekly videos highlighting some of the personal stories of those featured.