Dr. Keith Garber Honored

Dr. Keith Garber was honored during a surprise celebration held at the Wayne County Hospital on Friday, March 26th. Accompanied by his wife, Ann, and surrounded by colleagues and community friends, Dr. Garber was honored with a Resolution Recognizing Distinguished Service.  In recognition of his extraordinary 46 years of dedicated service the Emergency Services Department of the Wayne County Hospital was named the “Keith A. Garber, M.D. Emergency Services.”

Brian Burnside, CEO and Dr. Gary Runyon, Board Chair, read the Resolution and presented a marble plaque to Dr. Garber to be placed in the Emergency Services Department in his honor.  Dr. Joel Wells spoke from his heart when he commented “Keith, you’re my hero. I have worked less than half the time you did and I can’t imagine what that took. What you gave our community is beyond words. Thank you.”  Dr. Garber, visibly touched, rose to a standing ovation and spoke to the room, “You caught me by surprise.  I wasn’t expecting this. Thank you, it means so much to me.”

Dr. Garber’s service to our community is a testament to his commitment to healthcare. This honor is in recognition of his remarkable history of service, his commitment to his patients and to our community, and for sharing his wisdom and good nature. (Posted 3/29/10)