Healthcare Professionals Honored with 2013 Guiding Light Caregiver Awards

Jul 03, 2013, 16:17 ET from UHS-Pruitt Corporation

NORCROSS, Ga., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHS-Pruitt Corporation recently announced the 2013 winners of the Guiding Light Caregiver Award program at their annual leadership conference. The Guiding Light Award allows each of the locations in the UHS-Pruitt family of providers to nominate their outstanding CNAs and Pharmacy Technicians for a special recognition of hard work and compassionate caregiving support. 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 an outstanding display of commitment to caring for patients and their families. The list is then narrowed down to the top ten finalists who are invited to attend a special awards banquet with their families. In addition to three grand prizes, each finalist also receives a cash prize along with an award plaque and esteemed recognition. 

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Although the organization is united in making a difference, they recognize the importance of honoring and celebrating those individuals who demonstrate excellence in the provision of quality care with dignity and respect.

The 2013 winners and finalists are:

1st   Maxine Swilley (Heritage Healthcare of Valdosta)

2nd   Tracy Cunningham (Heritage Healthcare at Grandview)

3rd   Shelby Ensley (Heritage Healthcare of Blue Ridge)

Other top finalists were: (in alphabetical order)

  • Arshonda Shannon (United Rehab)
  • Corey Fields (Heritage Healthcare of Farmville)
  • Cynthia Crosby (The Oaks at Town Center)
  • Diann Knight (UniHealth Post-Acute Care – Moultrie)
  • Ernestine Stewart (United Hospice of Valdosta)
  • Gida McWhorter (Heritage Healthcare of Athens)
  • Mary Pope (UniHealth Post-Acute Care – Aiken)

Congratulations to all of these outstanding professionals. Their honorable and admirable work is an inspiration to others and leaves a lasting positive impact on the lives of those for in their care.

About UHS-Pruitt Corporation

Since 1969, UHS-Pruitt Corporation has been providing management-related services for a spectrum of high quality healthcare providers throughout the Southeast. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic post-acute care services, UHS-Pruitt's "commitment to caring" defines not only its services, but the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 200 service locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the UHS-Pruitt Corporation family of providers touches the lives of more than 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing healthcare centers, home health and hospice agencies, assisted and independent living communities, institutional pharmacy and medical supply services, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management. For more information about the UHS-Pruitt Corporation, visit

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