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Navicent Health Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

Navicent Health recently recognized 659 employees for their dedication and years of service at Navicent Health’s 57th Annual Employee Recognition Banquet, held on Tuesday, May 9 at the Macon Centreplex.

Numerous employees were honored for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. The following employees received special recognition for their dedication:

• Janice Garrett, 46 Years at The Medical Center, Navicent Health

• Cindy Bankston, 40 Years at The Medical Center, Navicent Health

• Bobbi Googe, 40 Years at Navicent Health

• Debbie Harville, 40 Years at Navicent Health

• Ceres Samonte, 40 Years at The Medical Center, Navicent Health

• Sandra Young, 40 Years at Anderson Health Center, Navicent Health

“The most important part of our health system is our people. Without a doubt, Navicent Health has one of the finest staffs of any health system, and we celebrate our employees and their continued dedication to the health of our community,” said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health.

Along with an awards presentation, the evening included a cocktail reception, catered dinner and musical performances.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area’s first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit

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