Star Thrower Award recipient announced at Hamilton-Baird-Green

Monday, February 08, 2016

Star Thrower winner - Tracy Green 

From left are Shana Whiteford, Hamilton Regional Cancer Institute director; Tracy Green, outpatient infusion care coordinator (Star Thrower recipient); Jeff Myers, president and CEO; Mike Fereday, Bradley Whiteside Rehabilitation physical therapy assistant (Star Thrower finalist); and Kevin Roberts, director of Rehabilitation and Wellness Services. Cheryl Baird, oncology/infusion RN (Star Thrower recipient); and Israel Perez, interpreter and patient representative (Star Thrower finalist); are not pictured.

DALTON, Ga. (February 8, 2016) – Cheryl Baird, oncology/infusion RN, and Tracy Green, outpatient infusion care coordinator for Hamilton Medical Center’s Ambulatory Infusion Center, were recently named as recipients of Hamilton Health Care System’s Star Thrower Award.

The award is a way to recognize associates who perform an act that goes above and beyond his or her job function and consistently demonstrates Hamilton’s values – professionalism, respect, integrity, diligence and excellence.

Baird and Green were nominated for going above and beyond by helping to alleviate stress for a patient and making sure the patient’s spouse was able to comfortably stay with him during his stay in the hospital.

“The team of associates in AIC are an incredible group of people. Any one of them would be worthy of this award,” said Cheryl Gill, tumor registrar. “The extra mile that they go to make sure that the patients and family members are taken care of is amazing. They effortlessly pay attention to details when it involves the needs of their patients. They have stated many times that illness affects the entire family and not just the patients. They are not just co-workers, they are family and they understand the importance of that relationship.”

Two other associates were recognized as runners up for the award and were nominated for going above and beyond their job functions in supporting patients or coworkers. Mike Fereday, Bradley Whiteside Rehabilitation physical therapy assistant, and Israel Perez, interpreter and patient representative, had been nominated and were recognized.