Harris Health employees honored for 14,000 combined years of service

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Over 1,200 Harris Health employees were honored Saturday morning in a car parade for their nearly 14,000 combined years of service.

Their service, especially during the recent trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, also did not go unnoticed.

More than 500 cars participated in the system's first-ever parade celebration at the Bayou City Event Center.

Houston radio personality Madd Hatta from KTSU-FM served as the parade's grand marshal.

Each employee was recognized for reaching a 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 year milestone of service.

Cars adorned with Harris Health flags could be seen driving through a balloon archway as health executives cheered on. Honorees received commemorative pins and gift bags.

Harris Health System is celebrating more than 54 years of service.

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