Published on December 14, 2018

Award Winners Named during Forrest General’s Annual Employee Christmas Party!

Forrest General’s top employee, leadership and physician awards were presented on December 14 at the hospital’s annual Employee Christmas Party.
Employees recognized during the event included Forrest General’s We C.A.R.E. Award recipients, honored for upholding the hospital’s We C.A.R.E. philosophy; Service Award recipients, who were recognized for years of service to the organization; and the 2018 employee of the year, Chuck Pierce.

Also honored were the four winners of the 13th Annual Philip Rogers Quality Award. The award is named for Dr. Philip Rogers, a nephrologist with Hattiesburg Clinic, who dedicated 32 years of his life to serving the people of South Mississippi as a physician, mentor and humanitarian. Dr. Rogers, Forrest General’s first nephrologist, was known as a kind-hearted, brilliant physician and great medical staff leader, and was greatly admired and respected for his commitment to his patients and the medical field. Four recipients, each influential and important members of Hattiesburg’s medical community, were announced during the presentation and honored for their roles as a humanitarian, innovator, leader or mentor.


The following is a list of those Forrest General staff members and physicians who were honored as winners during the celebration:


Employee of the Year

Chuck Pierce, Emergency Department

We C.A.R.E. Awards


Lance Bailey, LSW, Emergency Department Social Work
Alex Hali Beasley, RN, 8T
Wai Chan, Environmental Services
Amanda Mozingo, Epic


We C.A.R.E. Physician Award
Steven Stogner, MD, ICU


We C.A.R.E. Leadership Award
Amber Chancelor, RN, Palliative and Supportive Care


Philip Rogers Award Winners


Leadership: John Fitzpatrick, MD, nephrology, Hattiesburg Clinic
Innovator: Jose Fernandez, MD, neurology, Hattiesburg Clinic
Mentor: Randel Smith, MD, cardiology, Hattiesburg Clinic Heart and Vascular
Humanitarian: Joseph Salloum, MD, radiation oncologist with South Mississippi Associates in Radiation Therapy, PLLC


Service Awards (30 Years)


· Thomas W. Barber, Pharmacist, Pharmacy
· Lisa A. Beckum, unit assistant, Emergency Services
· Carolyn L. Broome, senior operating room tech, Surgical Services
· Lisa R. Davis, patient care coordinator, ICU
· Vickie L. Duncan, environmental tech, Environmental Services
· Walter J. Hearn, biomed tech III, Bio-Med
· Pamela D. Lindsey, nephrology coordinator, 7T-Resident & Renal
· Lela McMillion, RN, OI-Medical Surgical
· Laura J. Miley, director of Nursing, Marion General Hospital, Operations Support
· Sandra J. Prater, Diagnostic RN, Radiology
· Judy L. Schlott, EPIC analyst, Information Systems
· Susan M. Smith, clinical registry coordinator, Cath Lab
· Edna M. Strickland, secretary, Cath Lab
· Linda F. Taylor, unit secretary, 7T-Respiratory and Renal
· Renita Travis, unit secretary, Emergency Services
· Joanne Warren-Johnson, team leader, Lab
· Carolyn L. Woullard, administrative registration supervisor, Radiology


Service Awards (35 Years)


· Randy H. Applewhite, pharmacist, Pharmacy
· Sue E. Crabtree, senior program analyst, Information Systems
· Deborah F. Esters, unit secretary, 3T
· Terri P. Hutson, Epic RN analyst, EPIC
· Berniece Hyche, LPN, Same Day Surgery
· Sandra D. Oneal, EPIC RT Analyst, Epic
· Sherry L. Phillips-Dykes, Epic RN analyst, Epic
· Lynn Smith, senior system administrator, Information Systems
· Patricia L. Watts, environmental tech, Environmental Services


Service Awards (40 Years)


· Jamie C. Campbell, support specialist II, Information Systems
· Patricia A. Keys, unit secretary, NICU
· Karen A. Simmons, payroll specialist, Payroll
· Meida I. Sinclair, patient care supervisor, Patient Care Services Administration


CAPTION: Pictured: Employee of the Year, Chuck Pierce, Emergency Department with Andy Woodard, President and CEO



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