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Day Kimball Hospital Hosts Heartwarming Wedding Ceremony

Day Kimball Hospital Hosts Heartwarming Wedding Ceremony


Love was in the air at Day Kimball Hospital as two dedicated staff members, Holly Rzepa and Doug Rogers, tied the knot on Friday, May 31. The ceremony, officiated by DKH Chaplain Reverend Jonathan Scott, took place in the hospital courtyard where perfect weather provided a beautiful backdrop for family, friends, and co-workers to attend the ceremony.

Holly Rzepa, a cook in Nutritional Services since June 2018, and Doug Rogers, a housekeeper in Environmental Services since February 2023, wanted a simple and meaningful celebration with those who have supported their journey. Choosing the hospital was a natural decision as they both value the sense of closeness and support from their colleagues. “Most of our friends work here, so we thought this would be a way to include all of them,” the couple shared.

Holly first noticed Doug during his workouts at Owen Tarr Park in Putnam, and the couple officially met through a mutual friend at Holly’s 30th birthday celebration. After 10 years together, Doug proposed to Holly on Christmas Eve 2023 at “The Big Ornament” in Rotary Park, making for a memorable proposal.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the union of Holly and Doug,” said Kyle Kramer, CEO of Day Kimball Health. “Their story is a testament to the sense of community and support that defines our hospital. This event was truly a collaborative effort. Our staff came together to decorate the courtyard, Nutritional Services provided flowers and a post-ceremony breakfast for the couple and their families, and staff and patients cheered Holly and Doug on from the windows during the ceremony while our chaplain performed the ceremony. We were happy to host their nuptials and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.”

Working together has strengthened their bond, even though they are in different departments and rarely see each other during shifts. Doug has enjoyed watching Holly grow in her role at the hospital. When she started at DKH, she was in the dish room, then moved to cook, head cook and now she is the lead on the weekends she works. Their colleagues have been incredibly supportive, ensuring they share the same days off to spend more time together. This has allowed them to travel and enjoy beach trips, further enriching their relationship.

The happy couple has some advice for other couples planning on getting married: live in the now and don’t postpone it. As they look forward to their future together, Holly and Doug are most excited about making more cherished memories together.

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