By Paul Saylor
President and Chief Operating Officer
(Columbia, SC, October 26) The Caris Healthcare Senior Leadership Team journeyed to South Carolina to join Caris employees there for an evening of celebration and fellowship at the annual Employee Appreciation and Awards Banquet. More than an evening of fun, the banquet is one way we show appreciation for the hard work, sense of urgency and commitment of the Caris South Carolina teams.
Caris Healthcare has seven offices in South Carolina and from those seven offices Caris covers the entire state. The banquet came at an opportune time—as parts of the state were still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The storm, in fact, forced some Caris employees and Caris patients to evacuate their homes. But with help from their Caris South Carolina sister offices, the Caris offices near the coast safely evacuated all affected patients while maintaining operations and continuing to provide quality care.
The banquet also gives us the opportunity to recognize Caris Healthcare’s World Class Award winners. These Caris employees consistently go above and beyond their job description to live out our Caris values of Compassion, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Service.
Please join me in thanking and congratulating the following South Carolina region World Class Award winners for their dedication and role model behavior:
|South Carolina World Class Award Winners|
|Job Title||Name||Office||Years of Service|
|Hospice Aide of the Year||Juliana Moore||Myrtle Beach||3|
|Nurse of the Year||Paige Cook||Myrtle Beach||2|
|Patient Care Manager of the Year||Cinda Woodard||Anderson||6|
|Care Support Employee of the Year||Dan Rummel||Columbia/Charleston||1|
|Administrative Employee of the Year||Jennifer Joe||Columbia||1|
|Volunteer of the Year||Diane Ernest||Greenville|
|Caris Representative of the Year||Amanda Sartain||Greenwood||2|
|Administrator of the Year||Lorena Rios||Greenville||1|
Caris Healthcare also recognizes the collective team effort of individual offices that are the most successful in meeting and/or exceeding Caris goals through Caris Excellence Certification. This award promotes team work and encourages offices to obtain the highest level of achievement regarding Caris goals. This year’s South Carolina Region office winner is Caris Greenwood, South Carolina.