Healthcare Professionals Honored With 2012 Guiding Light Caregiver Awards

Jun 13, 2012, 09:46 ET from UHS-Pruitt Corporation

NORCROSS, Ga., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the annual UHS-Pruitt Corporation Guiding Light Caregiver Awards were just announced at the company's annual leadership conference. Outstanding Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Pharmacy Technicians are nominated for the Guiding Light Caregivers Awards by members of the UHS-Pruitt family of health care providers as special recognition for their hard work and compassionate caregiving. The nominees are reviewed and evaluated based on criteria such as length of service, demonstration of excellence in customer service and leadership, expression of dependability and professionalism, and, most importantly, an outstanding display of commitment to caring for patients and their families. Three grand prizes are chosen from a list of top ten finalists, who are all invited to attend a special awards banquet with their families. All finalists receive a cash prize and esteemed recognition. 

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Although the organization is united in making a difference, UHS-Pruitt recognizes the importance of honoring and celebrating individual achievement and excellence in the delivery of quality care with dignity and respect. The 2012 grand prize winners and finalists are:

1st   Ms. Nicole Rice (United Hospice - Gainesville)
2nd   Ms. Patricia Ann Brown (Heritage Healthcare of Forsyth)
3rd   Ms. Jannie White (UniHealth Post-Acute Care - Barnwell)

Other top finalists (in alphabetical order)

Ms. Lisa Gunn (The Oaks at Scenic View)
Mr. David Hornick (United Pharmacy - Toccoa)
Mr. Freddie Mapp (Heritage Healthcare at Grandview)
Ms. Geraldine King McCray (Heritage Healthcare at Crestwood)
Ms. Mattie Robertson (UniHealth Post-Acute Care - Tanglewood)
Mr. Lamin Bobo Sanneh (The Oaks at Mayview)
Ms. Wendy Traynham (UniHealth Post-Acute Care - Oakwood)

These professionals have been honored for going above and beyond, and their honorable and admirable work is an inspiration to others, leaving a lasting positive impact on those entrusted to their care, their families, and their communities.

About UHS-Pruitt Corporation
Since 1969, UHS-Pruitt Corporation provides management-related services for a spectrum of high quality healthcare providers throughout the Southeast. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic care post-acute care services, UHS-Pruitt's "commitment to caring" defines not only what they do, but the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 200 service locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the UHS-Pruitt Corporation family of providers touches the lives of over 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing healthcare centers, home care and home health agencies, hospice agencies, assisted living facilities, institutional pharmacies, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management. 

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