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TRMC honors associates at annual awards banquet

With a theme of “What Powers You?,” Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) held its annual awards banquet on Oct. 22 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.


Prince Award recipient, Employee of the Year and Hidden Hero of the Year

Pictured above from left to right: William T. Richardson (President/CEO); Sarah Thompson (VP, Operations and 2012 John B. Prince, III Distinguished Service Award recipient); Judy Shiflet of Physician and Community Relations (2012 Employee of the Year); Phyllis Purvis of the Emergency Room (2012 Hidden Hero of the Year); John B. Prince, III (Chairman, Tift County Hospital Authority)

Nursing Excellence Awards 

Pictured above from left to right: Toni Wilson, RN of Orthopedics (Diane Patrick Nursing Excellence Award winner); Caroline Perry, RN, BSN of the Intensive Care Unit (Jensen Nursing Excellence Award winner); Sheila McCard, LPN of Affinity Clinic (Jensen Nursing Excellence Award winner). 

Exceptional Physician Award

Pictured above from left to right: Dr. Kent Burton (2012 Exceptional Physician Award winner) and Dr. Steve Rigdon (2011 Exceptional Physician Award winner and this year’s presenter). 

TRMC also recognized employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 35 and 40 years of service.  In addition to receiving the John B. Prince, III Distinguished Service Award, Mrs. Sarah Thompson was recognized for 45 years of service to TRMC.  

Chad Waldron provided the invocation and Kim Barnes, RN and Mark Taylor performed special musical entertainment.   Chris Efaw, Kirsten Ponsell, MSW, Michael Lasseter, RN and Todd Veazey, CRNA offered inspirational messages throughout the evening, sharing “What Powers Me.” 

Special thanks goes to the Human Resources Department and the Banquet Planning Committee for making the program such a success.  

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