LAURINBURG — Scotland Health Care System presented its top honor — annual Award of Excellence — to Jamie Jacobs, a Scotland Memorial Hospital emergency room registered nurse.
The award is the highlight of National Hospital Week.
A standing ovation was offered as Greg Wood, Scotland Health Care System CEO and president announced Jacobs, as this year’s Award of Excellence recipient.
“Jamie is characterized as the perfect example of team and is always able to offer a helping hand regardless of what is placed before him,” Wood said. “He has a can-do-it attitude and always aims to please the patients and the team. Committed to Scotland Health Care System he continues to exhibit excellent services on a daily basis,” Wood said.
As the top award winner, Jacobs represents the Patient Care Services team. He received a check for $1,000, a parking space of his choice, and an individual plaque. He is also listed on the Award of Excellence plaque that hangs in the hospital’s lobby.
The Award of Excellence program recognizes and rewards an associate who demonstrates service excellence always and promotes a compassionate, caring atmosphere to customers and fellow staff members. One hundred and sixty associates representing six divisions throughout the Health Care System were nominated for the prestigious award.
Wood also congratulated the divisional winners. Each of these associates received a check for $100 and a certificate congratulating them on being named a divisional winner:
— Harry McMillan, rehab service operations.
— Annette Campbell, Pembroke Family Practice SPN.
— Marcus Locklear, strategic development Imaging.
— Sherrod Fields, finance communications.
— Margie Hammonds, with the health care system’s human resource department.
“We are a team,” wood told the associates. “Continue to model that excellence that has earned us the reputation, the outcomes, the process improvements, the sustainability, and most importantly the fact that our community is proud to come here to get the safe and compassionate care that each one of you do each and every day.”
Stephanie Tatum is the Scotland Health Care System marketing coordinator.