Northeast Georgia Health System Names Employee of the Year and Recognizes Long-term Employees

Published: Friday, May 12, 2017

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) named Bo Dean, who works in medical transport for Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), has been awarded 2017 Employee of the Year. This recognition took place during the second of three events this week to honor long-tenured employees for their service.

“Each year the selection committee has the tough task of selecting one of the amazing Employees of the Month, as Employee of the Year,” said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of NGHS.  “Bo Dean made it easy for this year’s selection, showing generosity and humbleness in all that he does.”

Dean joined NGHS in 2013, and was recognized as Employee of the Month for July of 2015. He and his wife Brittany have three children – Cade (13), Emme (11) and Averie (two).

When Dean is not working for NGHS, he is busy working for the Banks County Fire Department and the Jackson Fire Department.  Dean is the epitome of what responsible stewardship is, by showing his dedication to help others.

Dean has been described by fellow employees as a charismatic, polite, professional team player.

During all three Service Award Banquets this week, NGHS recognized a total of 759 employees for their tenure:

  • 277 for five years of service
  • 350 employees for 10-15 years of service
  • 132 employees for 20-40 years of service.



Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.  Our team cares for more than 800,000 people across the region through three hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has three hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton and NGMC Barrow – with a total of 713 beds and medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties.