Dietitian Jane Ford was among Albury Wodonga Health staff receiving a special mention in the health service's annual general meeting.
Ms Ford, who was thanked by the AWH board for her 43 years' service, said she found it "hard to believe" she had been with the organisation for that length of time.
"A long time ago, I was a regional dietitian and did a lot of traveling around the region, and I was very keen to work at the new Albury Base Hospital," she said.
"I love my work and I've enjoyed every every moment of it here ... I'm going to miss everybody enormously."
The Albury Wodonga Local Public Health Unit and the infrastructure team were also recognised.
AWH board chair Matt Burke said the "achievements often came at the cost of long working days".
Infrastructure director Phil Todhunter, whose work this year have included co-ordinating the fitting out the former Coles building for mass vaccination, said the facilities, fleet and biomedical teams appreciated the recognition.
"I think I speak for all members of the team when I say that we don't do what we do for any form of commendation or formal recognition," he said.
"The team members do what they do, because they genuinely want to help other members.
"They want to make the best possible contribution that we can to patient care, and we do that through our work.
"We can't do it clinically, but we can do it facilities, fleet and biomedical support.
"I do think that all members of the team have gone well beyond what we would normally expect them to do."
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