“Leading Light Award” Presented To Cheryl Abegglen

Cheryl and Jeff Abegglen

The Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council has named Chadron Community Hospital RN and Wellness Team member Cheryl Abegglen as the recipient of its 2020 Leading Light Award. 

       The award, given in honor of the late Chadron CPA Annie Loutzenhiser, recognizes individuals for their dedication and leadership to employee health and well-being in the Panhandle.

      The award is given at the Panhandle Council’s annual workshop and recognition luncheon, which was held virtually this year – giving even more family, friends, and coworkers the chance to surprise Abegglen when the announcement was made. 

        They shared a video with all the online participants highlighting her exemplary qualities of leading by example and being an inspiration to so many.

The video can be viewed on Facebook here.

       Hospital Home Health and Hospice Director Diana Lecher says Abegglen has been a big part of the hospital repeatedly receiving the Governor’s Wellness Award during her 10-plus years on the Wellness Committee.

      Lecher says Abegglen spearheaded the move to both a tobacco-free campus and the healthy vending initiative, adding that she leads by example