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Holly Fritsche Receives Prestigious FAST Award

Community Hospital is proud to announce that Holly Fritsche, a dedicated and highly skilled surgical technologist, has been awarded the esteemed Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists designation. This accolade, the highest national honor for a surgical technologist, was bestowed upon Fritsche at the 2024 Association of Surgical Technologists National Conference.

Fritsche's achievement marks a significant milestone in her distinguished career. The FAST award is a testament to her exceptional skill, dedication, and contributions to the field of surgical technology. The honor recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the profession through education, practice, and leadership.

Fritsche has been an integral part of the Community Hospital team for over 30 years, consistently showcasing a high level of professionalism and expertise in the operating room. Her colleagues and patients alike benefit from her meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication to ensuring the highest standards of surgical care.

"We are incredibly proud of Holly and this well-deserved recognition of her hard work and expertise," said Jill Truksa, Director of Surgery at Community Hospital. "Her dedication to advancing the field of surgical technology and her commitment to providing excellent patient care make her a true asset to our team and a role model for others in the profession."

Fritsche expressed her gratitude for the recognition, stating, “Receiving the FAST award is an incredible honor and a career goal. It’s a reflection of the hard work, dedication, and passion I have for surgical technology and patient care. This recognition, aligned with the AST motto ‘Aeger Primo - The Patient First,’ inspires me to continue striving for excellence and to contribute to the growth and advancement of our field.”

Community Hospital congratulates Fritsche on this remarkable achievement and looks forward to her continued contributions to the health and well-being of the community.