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During the food drive, Gary spreads the word, puts out grocery carts, collects donations and stays in touch with the food pantry to ensure the food is picked up at least twice weekly. He finds the time despite working two positions – one in the day surgery unit, managing essential paperwork and records, and the other serving in a part-time role as a coordinator in interventional radiology services. The time and effort are worth it. “When I had the opportunity to deliver the food myself on the weekends, I would personally experience these moments of joy and appreciation, and each moment truly touched me,” he recalls. “These are people in real need, and I’m just glad to be able to do my part.” Gary’s selflessness and commitment to the hospital, his neighbors and the health care community don’t go unnoticed. In April 2016, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council named him one of four Employee of the Year Award winners. “ These are people in real need, and I’m just glad to be able to do my part.” 7