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Bekah McParlan, who serves meals to patients at St. Luke’s hospital, delivers lunch to Karen Gilchrist of Solon Springs on Wednesday. The hospital was named one of this year’s four Psychologically Healthy Workplaces nationally. McParlan, who has worked at St. Luke’s since high school, loves her job. (Bob King /

A thankless job? At St. Luke’s, care stems from a sense of mission

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At first glance, it might seem that Bekah McParlan’s job wouldn’t be easy to love.

A room-service attendant in the dietary department at St. Luke’s hospital, McParlan helps patients order meals, delivers the food, sets up their trays and even cuts up the food when needed.

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