Southeast Georgia Health System honored long-time team members during the
annual Service Awards Banquet held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center
on Thursday, May 19, with a theme of “Counting Our Blessings, Thankful
For Your Service.”
More than 300 team members with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and
50 years of service were honored with a delectable buffet dinner and presented
certificates in recognition of their years of service to the Health System.
“I am honored to work with each team member being recognized tonight,”
said Michael D. Scherneck, Health System President & CEO. “Your
tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to our patients is what makes
our organization so exceptional. Thank you for all that you do to help
make Southeast Georgia Health System the health care provider of choice.”
A highlight of the evening included special recognition of team members
Arthur Ashmore and Janis Johns for 50 years of service.
It was the summer of 1964, and she was right out of high school, when Janis
Johns began working in the Southeast Georgia Health System Laboratory.
She enrolled in the Brunswick Campus Lab Technology Program under the
direction of Robert Perry, M.D., where she and two other students trained
for a year before being hired as laboratory technologists. Fifty years
later she says, “The rest is history.”
Johns enjoys working for the Health System saying, “I call our team
my ‘Lab Family.’ We are dedicated to what we do as technologists.
I learn something new every day, and take pride in knowing each lab test
I perform is helping doctors treat patients.”
Arthur Ashmore began his career in building maintenance in September of
1965. Always a member of the Health System Facilities team, his first
job was in plant
operations. Now, he works as a facilities technician on the Brunswick Campus.
Ashmore likes helping others, saying proudly, “My job allows me to
develop creative solutions to different problems every day. I am pleased
to have spent the last 50 years working at Southeast Georgia Health System.
I think, as team members, regardless of your department, we all play a
significant role in providing the best care to our patients and community.”
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit community health system
offering a full spectrum of health care services comprised of two acute
care hospitals, two skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, three
immediate care centers, five family medicine centers and numerous physician
practices with offices throughout Southeast Georgia. For more information
about the Health System, call 1-855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447).