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Columbia Dialysis members with the Dialysis Employee of the Year Award at Hattiesburg Clinic’s Annual Employee Awards Banquet. The award, which is normally only selected for an individual employee, was given to the entire department for their bravery during and after the December 2014 tornado. Courtesy of Hattiesburg Clinic

Clinic announces employee awards

Tara Smith

Tara Smith

Glenda Sharp

Glenda Sharp

Glenda Sharp, physicial recruiter at Hattiesburg Clinic, was recently selected the 2016 Annie Ruth Johnston Employee of the Year the company’s Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet. Sharp has been with the clinic for nearly 16 years. She works to meet the needs of new physicians’ families during their transition to Hattiesburg Clinic.

The Faris Allen Nurse of the Year award went to Tara Smith, LPN, at Columbia Family Clinic. Smith has been employed at the clinic for more than 15 years.

The Dialysis Employee of the Year was presented to all the employees of Columbia Dialysis for their actions in protecting and caring for patients during the tornado that hit Columbia on Dec. 23, 2014. Employees representing the Dialysis unit watched teary eyed as images of their demolished building played on the projector screen during the presentation.

The Medical Support Employee of the Year award was given to Teri Medenwald, clinical analyst for the EpicCare department. Medenwald has been with the clinic for 10 years.

The Satellite Employee of the Year was awarded to Connie Arnold, manager at The Family Clinic – Purvis. Arnold started as a receptionist in 2005 and worked her way up.

Administrative Support Employee of the Year was Scott Patterson, a buyer for the Purchasing department. He has worked at the clinic since 1996.

Receptionist of the Year went to Cindy Borgognoni, who has worked at Hattiesburg Clinic since 1997.

The award for Volunteer of the Year was given to Lynn Howell, who works in Contract Review. Howell was given the award for her fundraising efforts and volunteer work at the clinic on behalf of Hub City Service Dogs, Inc.
Employees celebrating five years at the clinic were also honored with a luncheon.

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