Congratulations, Diane Dingley, MS, CCLS, ACLP's 2021 Mary Barkey Award Recipient!

"Heartfelt congratulations to you, Diane, on this well-deserved award and recognition. Your extensive knowledge, genuine passion, and wholehearted commitment to your profession were a constant inspiration to me during the many years we worked together."
- Kendall Munson, retired Children’s Family Resource Center Coordinator

"Diane is the consummate Child Life Specialist.  She is the kind of co-worker that is highly valued because she is ever ready to take on a challenge and lend her expertise where needed. Diane's extensive knowledge, kindness, caring camaraderie and positive approach have enriched the lives of not only her co-workers but countless child life students who benefited by her leadership and guidance.  Diane is truly deserving of this honor!"
– Judy Sawyer, Child Life Specialist

"Diane: Congratulations on the distinguished Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award. Your remarkable work has made an impact on countless families, their children and your colleagues. You are a true champion for children. Congratulations!"
Joy Johnson-Lind, LICSW, Senior Director, Child & Family Services

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"Congratulations Diane!  You so deserve this award!  Your hard work, dedication, caring, and clinical expertise, greatly benefit Children’s Hospital and the kids and families there.  They are so fortunate to have you."
 – Kathi Rokke, former Children’s MN librarian and Wishing Well television host

"Diane, thank you for all the special things you do for our patients and their families! You are so innovative and always know just what to do to help them feel safe, understood, and happy. You are truly remarkable!"
 – Deborah Freeman, Patient Care Manager

"Congratulations Diane on this much deserved honor!! From Hem-Onc to NICU , from bereavement to Wee Read, I can’t think of an area of the hospital that hasn’t benefited from your care! Your skill, creativity and compassion have made a difference in countless lives! It is a ‘beyond words’ privilege to work with you! "
– Sherry Braun, Spiritual Care Chaplain

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