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Posted: Friday, May 23rd 2014 at 5:27pm

NGHS names Employee of the Year, recognizes long-term employees

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Tammy Sullivan, (c), Northeast Georgia Health System's 2014 Employee of the Year, receives her award from Sonja McLendon, vice president of Professional Services, and Anthony Williamson, vice president of Greater Braselton Development.
GAINESVILLE - Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) named Tammy Sullivan, payroll specialist, its 2014 Employee of the Year during the second of three events this month to recognize long tenured employees for their service.

“As specialist in our payroll department, Tammy shares the enormous task of making sure every payday goes smoothly for our more than 5,000 employees,” said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of NGHS. “We’re proud of how she demonstrates our organization’s core values and supports our mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.”

Tammy joined NGHS in 1995. Her peers describe her as dedicated, dependable, hard working, trustworthy and – above all else – humble. Tammy has two adult children, Danielle and Alan, and two grandchildren, Braden and Landon. She spends free time enjoying her family, spending time with friends and golfing.

This year, NGHS planned three celebration events to recognize 703 employees for their tenure:

• 349 for five years of service
• 156 employees for 10 years of service
• 97 employees for 15 years of service
• 42 employees for 20 years of service
• 24 employees for 25 years of service
• 15 employees for 30 years of service
• 10 employees for 35 years of service
• Eight employees for 40 years of service
• One employee for 45 years of service
• One employee for 50 years of service.

​Betty Toney, outpatient registrar, is the first employee in NGHS history to be recognized for 50 years of service. She took a job as a ward secretary with Hall County Hospital in November 1963 – just 12 years after the hospital opened its doors. Her desire to learn and master new skills eventually landed her in the admissions department, now known as Patient Access. Toney remained there for 44 years, until she became an outpatient registrar in 2010. She was honored during a special ceremony late last year, and recognized again this week.

​“Betty’s loyalty to our organization is truly inspirational,” says Burrell. “We couldn’t be more honored to call her our own.”

Link: NE Ga. Health System
Associated Categories: Business News, Local/State News

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