Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) named Sheila Rosencrantz, RN, the 2012 Employee of the Year and recognized other employees for their tenure of service during the organization’s annual employee appreciation luncheon, which was held Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
“Sheila’s attitude has been described at inspirational, always positive and friendly,” said Carol Burrell, President and CEO of NGHS. “Not only does she deliver excellent service to her patients in Pre-Surgical Testing as charge nurse, but also to physician offices, other departments in need and visitors in our hospital.”
Sheila has worked for Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) for 28 years. She is known through the organization for her dedication to patient safety initiatives and creating innovative ways to educate staff. Sheila’s recent efforts with operational improvement projects have helped lead to more efficient payment collections, decreased patient wait times and increased teamwork between departments. When she’s not working, she enjoys being outdoors and learning self-defense techniques.
During the week, the Health System is holding three celebration events recognizing 701 employees for their tenures: 355 for five years of service; 193 employees for 10 years of service; 59 employees for 15 years of service; 34 employees for 20 years of service; 31 employees for 25 years of service; 20 employees for 30 years of service; 5 employees for 35 years of service; three employees for 40 years of service (Otis Blake, Martha Freeland, Wanda Trigg); and one employee for 45 years of service (Liz Lyle).