Navicent Health Honors Superheroes of Healthcare

Extraordinary Employees Celebrated for their Superhuman Gifts and Skills

MACON, GA (Tuesday, May 10, 2016) – Navicent Health (NH) honored its 2015 Superheroes of Healthcare in an awards celebration at Macon’s Big House Museum on Monday, May 9.  These superheroes, while working at NH like everyday citizens, have gone above and beyond what is common in order to ensure the success of the health system and each one of its patients.

The following NH employees were awarded as Superheroes of Healthcare

2015 President’s Award – an interdisciplinary team including

  • Eric Long, MD
  • Ihab Zaggout, MD
  • Umesh Narsinghani, MD
  • Doug Albright
  • Angela Barwick
  • Blake Ennis
  • LaKeisha Jones
  • Gordy Joris
  • Kelvin Sneed
  • Pediatric Critical Care staff

2015 Exemplary Physician Award - Lowell Clark, MD

2015 Nursing Achievement Award - Rebecca Cogburn and Chaka McGruder

2015 Superheroes of Community Service - Becky Angelo and Autumn Perry

2015 Superheroes of Passion - Karena Bloodser and Christine Greer

2015 Superheroes of Quality Excellence - Michelle Rowell and Summer Turner

2015 Superheroes of Service Excellence - Deneysha Fraley, Keaver Griffin, Tonya McClain, and Victor Romero

2015 Superheroes of Teamwork - Magnet Documentation Team & House Guides, including:

  • Rebecca Cogburn
  • Kristy Dean
  • Christa Loyd
  • Meryl Montgomery
  • Donald Smith
  • Meredith Fleenor
  • Mary Ann Joseph
  • Jon Kent
  • Ali McDonald
  • Valerie Shinholster
  • Summer Turner

“Superheroes are totally committed to our core values of integrity, caring and respect along with excellence, commitment and teamwork. Their definition of caring goes beyond the walls of the hospital and their efforts will positively affect future generations of staff, patients and loved ones. We at Navicent Health are honored to work alongside of and  pay tribute to the best among us, and we seek to emulate their examples in our daily practice,” said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of NH.

In recent months, NH has turned its focus and expectations to a value structure. Values have become the foundation for all that the system does. From clinical excellence to service excellence to quality excellence, values drive employees’ interactions with patients, colleagues and all customers.

The 2015 Superheroes of Healthcare were nominated by their coworkers through an online process. Nominees were rigorously reviewed and selected as Superheroes an administrative team. Those deemed Superheroes of Healthcare demonstrate the highest regard for quality, patient care and community service.


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