Courtney Carroll has been named Gordon Hospitals latest SonShine Award recipient. This award was established by Gordon Hospital in 2017 to honor the hard work and dedication of its employees. Quarterly awards provide opportunities for employees, patients, and visitors to recognize and reward employees and teams for exceptional accomplishments and demonstrated behaviors that are aligned to the mission, vision, and values of Gordon Hospital.
The name SonShine was developed by Gordon Hospital employees. The recipients of the SonShine award shine for the Son of God through their warm and comforting care they provide to patients and their fellow employees.
Carroll, who is a CT technologist in the cardiology cath lab, received a nomination from her co-worker who said the following: Courtney is deserving of the SonShine Award because of the compassion and care she gives each patient. She treats every patient like her family. One hospice patient came in for a procedure and talked about how she really wanted sauerkraut and weenies. Courtney called the patients hospice coordinator to let them know, and they were able to deliver the food she requested. On a different occasion, one of our patients came in for her weekly procedure on her birthday, and Courtney brought her baked buttermilk pies to celebrate while she was here. Courtney will also go the cafeteria and get something patients have requested and purchase it with her own money just to be kind. Recently, a frequent patient came in for a chest x-ray and expressed concern to Courtney about her difficulty breathing at home. She stated that she was scared, and she was on her last antibiotic. When the patient was diagnosed with pneumonia, Courtney took it upon herself to contact the patients doctor about direct admission. This relieved the patients fears and saved her a trip to the emergency room. Courtney does all of this without hesitation and without recognition. I have personally witnessed her holding the hands of patients, calming their fears, and giving them hugs. These are just a few examples of the types of things she does every day for our patients at Gordon Hospital.
Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and other employees may nominate a deserving Gordon Hospital employee for the SonShine Award. If you would like to nominate an employee, visit www.gordonhospital.com to download a nomination form, or call Call706-602-7800 x2258.
About Gordon Hospital
Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of AdventHealth. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, AdventHealth is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, AdventHealth more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each AdventHealth facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.