Hamilton's Star Thrower Award recipient - Jennifer Middlebrooks

Friday, June 28, 2013

In the front, from left, are Star Thrower Award finalists Karin Manis, lead charge capture specialist; Terri Holden, RN, clinical manager, and Jennifer Middlebrooks, CT technologist (award recipient). In the back are Star Thrower Team members Caron Peavey, gift shop manager; Lynn Horton, Guest and Volunteer Services supervisor; and Ryan Miller, Food Services manager.
In the front, from left, are Star Thrower Award finalists Karin Manis, lead charge capture specialist; Terri Holden, RN, clinical manager, and Jennifer Middlebrooks, CT technologist (award recipient). In the back are Star Thrower Team members Caron Peavey, gift shop manager; Lynn Horton, Guest and Volunteer Services supervisor; and Ryan Miller, Food Services manager. 

DALTON, Ga.– Jennifer Middlebrooks, CT technologist, 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.

Middlebrooks was nominated for taking extra time with a patient, even staying past the end of her shift to take care of the patient.

“Jennifer’s caring attitude is part of who she is,” said Terri White, Radiology manager. “Not only do the patients love her, but she is liked and respected by co-workers, her supervisors and physicians. She is definitely an asset to the Radiology Department and to Hamilton Medical Center.”

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. Terri Holden, RN, clinical manager, and Karin Manis, lead charge capture specialist, 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.