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June 22, 2023  |  News Category: Hospital News



service awards banquet 2023


Laurinburg, N.C. – On Tuesday, Scotland Health hosted its annual Career Achievement Banquet & Quarter Century Club Induction Program at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church.  

The service award program is a formal recognition of Scotland Health’s teammates’ achievements. The evening started with a welcome by President and CEO, Greg Wood. Guests enjoyed a catered meal while  hearing from multiple speakers within the hospital system expressing their gratitude and appreciation to staff and an awards presentation followed. Awards were given to eighty-nine teammates. Three associates received the thirty-five-year award, three receive a thirty-year award and six were inducted into the Quarter Century Club. 

Receiving the prestigious thirty-five-year service awards were: Gail Frahm, Imaging, along with Chris Whittington and Tanya Williams, Scotland Regional Hospice. Receiving the thirty-year service awards were Shelia Brown, Lab; Andrea Fields, Business & Industry and Linda Lipscomb, Surgical Services. Receiving the twenty-year service awards were Andrea Ford, Rehab; Kim Hammonds, Scotland Regional Hospice; Iris Locklear, RN, Nursing Administration; Elizabeth McLean, RN, Telemetry; Lisa Thomas, Surgical Services and Connie Thomson, Scotland Regional Hospice. 

“It was a wonderful evening to celebrate and recognize our service awards recipients for the 2022 calendar year. Everyone was so excited to be back in person for this special occasion after an in-person hiatus during the covid pandemic. Scotland Health is grateful for our dedicated teammates that achieved milestones from five to thirty-five plus years of service. It was also a very special night to thank Mr. Greg Wood for his thirty-three years of distinguished service and leadership to Scotland Health, our communities, and patients,” said Kelvin Oxendine, Chief Human Resources Officer, and VP of Scotland Health. 

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The highlight of the evening was special guest speaker, Chelsey Hunt, RN. Chelsey gave a heartfelt and compelling story of how she first started at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Foodservice and Nutrition and then went back to school to become a Registered Nurse. Chelsey now works in the Emergency Department and has also experienced first-hand a patient’s perspective of being treated at Scotland Memorial Hospital. Chelsey is currently in her early 30’s and was previously diagnosed with cancer. She continues to pride herself on being a strong nurse who cares for others daily while also battling her own personal health issues. Additionally, Chelsey shared with the team that a recent follow-up with her care team, validated she is now cancer free. Chelsey also added “I can not thank Scotland Health, my Food and Nutritional Services and my Emergency Team family enough for the love, compassion and support they have shown to me over the past several years.” 

The night concluded with many teammate photos and Mr. Wood thanking everyone in attendance and congratulating those honored with their respective service awards.