Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:39 PM

Hope, dedication and commitment make a Community "Ultimate"

Humble doesn’t begin to describe Hope Donoho. Her colleagues say she’s “professional”, “ethical”, and “simply the best.” Those are just a few reasons why Donoho, executive assistant to Community’s chief executive officer, is being honored as one of Community’s “Ultimate People” for 2011.

Hope Donoho with her husband Gordon

“Community has been my home for the last 22 years, and the people here are like my family,” said Donoho. “I feel so honored to work in a place where everyone puts in 110 percent every day.”

Through the years, Donoho has upheld the qualities of a true professional and made it a point to help out wherever she’s needed – whether it’s always being one of the first to volunteer at Community events, through giving to Community through its foundation or being a great administrative leader to so many.

Her reaction when she learned she had been chosen as one of Community’s “Ultimate People” belies her kind and giving nature.

“It came as a total shock to me. I look around and see so many that are deserving of the award,” Donoho said.

“Ultimate People” honors those from Community Medical Centers who have distinguished themselves with service to Community and its Foundation. This year’s “Ultimate People” will be recognized at the upcoming “Ultimate Party” at Weber BMW in Fresno.

Jennifer Avila-Allen reported this story. She can be reached at MedWatchToday@CommunityMedical.org.