ALBANY, N.Y., January 13, 2006 – Gregory MacMillen, 77, was joined by friends and colleagues on Friday, January 6 to celebrate a half-century of service to Albany Medical Center. MacMillen, a parking attendant, began his career at Albany Med in 1956 as an elevator operator. At AMC, he also has worked as a groundskeeper, the warehouse truck driver and drove the Albany Med shuttle bus.
The Medical Center hosted a reception in MacMillen’s honor as well as provided limousine service to and from work, a gift certificate to Empress Travel valued at $300, a 14k gold pin, a memory book and a free parking pass for the remainder of his career at Albany Med.
Praised through the years for his contributions, professionalism and dedication, MacMillen was cited for his “team approach” and his “courteous way” with patients and employees. At the celebration, James J. Barba, the Medical Center’s chairman of the Board, president and chief executive officer said, “People like Greg really make Albany Medical Center the outstanding institution it is. He embodies our spirit, our heart and our soul.”
“The best thing about working here is that I like the people. Between operating the elevators and driving the shuttle buses, I’ve met so many people. It has been wonderful,” said MacMillen, who originally hails from Cobleskill.