Hamby retires after 40 years at the VA medical center in IM

CHERYL HAMBY, RIGHT, receives her retirement certificate from registered nurse Andrea Collins, acting medical center director, after 40 years at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Cheryl Hamby of Iron Mountain has retired after four decades at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.

The daughter of Theresa Guiliani, Hamby was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and raised in Iron Mountain. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1980 and started at the VA center Nov. 6, 1980.

Hamby worked as clinic coordinator on the general surgery ward for five and half years before being hired in 1986 as a computer clerk in the Automated Data Processing Department, now known as Office of Information and Technology. She was promoted to computer assistant in 1990, PC specialist in 2004, senior PC specialist in 2009, lead IT specialist in 2015, and supervisory IT specialist in 2016.

In three of the past four years, the IT department at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain has ranked among the top 10 VA medical centers on the Customer Satisfaction Index rating, earning first place one of those years.

Hamby looks forward to traveling, camping, reading, crafting, hanging out at camp four-wheeling and snowmobiling, but most of all spending more time with her husband, children, grandchildren, friends and family.


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