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A special memorial was held honoring a dedicated employee at UnityPoint Health- St. Luke's

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -

UnityPoint Health- St. Luke's held a memorial service for a special "hero" on Friday.

Danny Harris was an employee at St. Luke's for a special 40 years.

Harris passed away this past April, and staff wanted to honor his hard work and dedication.

He was a housekeeper in the surgery rooms, changing cubical curtains and cleaning the operating rooms.

He was nominated by St. Luke's for the Iowa Hospital Association Iowa Hospital Heroes Award in 2009.

He is the first to receive the award as a housekeeper for a hospital in Iowa.

Harris left a special mark on the hospital and staff.

"So he left a legacy of impeccable service while he was here, said Tammy Hartnett, Human Resources Director at UnityPoint Health- St. Luke's. Never missing a day of work and really left many people who remembered him quite well." 

To honor Harris, they put on a memorial service where they displayed several of his paintings.

A luncheon was also held, featuring his favorite meal.

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