Southwell recently recognized 2022 award winners and long-serving employees at a virtual awards ceremony.
“Each year, our system holds an awards banquet to salute our skilled, compassionate, and hard-working staff members. We chose to recognize our honorees virtually again this year,” said Chris Dorman, Southwell president and chief executive officer.
Southwell presented the John B. Prince III Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Greg Anderson. “Dr. Anderson was integral in establishing Tift Regional Medical Center as the healthcare institution of choice within our region and beyond,” Dorman said. “He provided skilled and compassionate urological care for more than 34 years in Tifton, which improved the lives of countless patients and enhanced the overall health of our community.”
Named after the chairman of the Tift County Hospital Authority, the John B. Prince III Distinguished Service Award recognizes “a longstanding associate of Southwell who is also an established leader in the community, using their influence to enhance the mission of the hospital.”
Lorenzo Gomez, Registered Dietician with the Diabetes Learning Center, was recognized as the Dixon-Dorminy Employee of the Year for Tift Regional Medical Center.
Lisa Moore, LPN with the Sylvia Barr Center was named the Southwell Medical Outstanding Employee of the Year.
The winner of the Jensen-Patrick Nursing Excellence Award, an award presented by the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation, was Morgan Harrison, RN with Labor and Delivery at TRMC.
The foundation also presented the Exceptional Physician Award to Dr. Mark Brulte with the TRMC Emergency Department.
The foundation then presented an Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Award to Todd Veazey, CRNA.
Southwell also saluted employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. One employee received special recognition for 50 years-of-service: Sara Reese, LPN. “Sara has worked in the Nursery since 1971. After graduation from Thomas Area Tech, Sara began her nursing career at Tift General and has continued to be a loyal employee,” said Dorman.
“Our healthcare heroes work around the clock to meet the needs of patients. Whether it’s at one of our hospitals, clinics, outpatient centers, or at our skilled nursing facility, the Southwell team merits our deepest gratitude, admiration, and support,” said Dorman. “On behalf of the Southwell Board and Administrative Team, thanks to all of our staff members for putting patients first.”