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Thomas Klenke Named 2022 Buffalo Black Achiever

Updated: 9/30/2022

Congratulations to Thomas Klenke, manager LTC laundry and sterile processing at HighPointe on Michigan, who is a recipient of the 2022 Black Achievers Award.

Klenke began his career with Kaleida Health in 1977 and worked at the former Deaconess Hospital before it transitioned to a long-term care facility. He assisted in the transition of Deconess to caring for more medically-complex adult and pediatric residents, and he was part of the team that combined Deaconess and the former Millard Fillmore Hospital into HighPointe on Michigan. More recently, Klenke was instrumental in making sure all staff had access to PPE through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2022 Black Achievers Awards honor 40 exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves in a variety of ways and have had eminent careers.

Award recipients will be recognized during the 50th Annual Black Achievers Awards Celebration on October 7, 2022.

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