Star Thrower Award recipient announced at Hamilton - Jones

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

From left are Shelia Baker, Guest and Volunteer Services director; Jerry Tatum, Public Safety director and Star Thrower finalist; Jeff Myers, president and CEO; Danny Jones, print shop coordinator and Star Thrower recipient; Bonnie Neville, patient access manager; Theresa Hampton, Star Thrower finalist; and Laurie Marsh, Materials Management director
From left are Shelia Baker, Guest and Volunteer Services director; Jerry Tatum, Public Safety director and Star Thrower finalist; Jeff Myers, president and CEO; Danny Jones, print shop coordinator and Star Thrower recipient; Bonnie Neville, patient access manager; Theresa Hampton, Star Thrower finalist; and Laurie Marsh, Materials Management director.

DALTON, Ga.- Danny Jones, print shop coordinator, was recently named as a recipient 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. 

Jones was nominated for going above and beyond his job on a consistent basis and specifically for completing a last-minute job for a co-worker and delivering it in the rain.  

“Danny goes above and beyond what's expected on a daily basis,” said Shelia Baker, director of Guest and Volunteer Services. “His happy, but professional attitude and willingness to go the extra mile has been experienced by many. He is a Hamilton treasure!”  

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. Theresa Hampton, senior admissions registrar, and Jerry Tatum, Public Safety director, were nominated and recognized.

Hamilton’s Star Thrower Program was patterned after the following story:
Making a Difference
An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. “Why do you bother?” the old man scoffed. “You’re not saving enough to make a difference.” The young man picked up a starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. “Made a difference for that one,” he said.