Georgia Black is named BMH Employee of the Year for 2016

Georgia Black, RN, received the well deserved honor as Blue Mountain Hospital’s Employee of the Year for 2016, during the hospital’s annual Christmas party last Thursday evening at the Blanding Arts & Events Center.

The announcement was made by BMH Board Chair Bradley Hight, who said,  “Over the course of Blue Mountain Hospital, this employee has consistently gone above and beyond the necessities of the job. She has been eager and willing to be involved in every volunteer committee. She has served in multiple capacit- ies, despite the challenges. It is obvious that this person has a deep love for her profession, her fellow employees and cares for her patients.”

Georgia received a standing ovation when her name was announced. She received a fine photograph by local photographer Kay Shumway and a plaque recognizing her accomplishment.

“Thank you very much,” Georgia told the gathering. “You guys, this is the best place to work and I’ve worked in a lot of places in my forty years. I’ve been at Blue Mountain Hospital since day one and it is a great, great place.”

Hight also thanked everyone for attending the party and he recognized the BMH Board Members in attendance, including Donna Singer, Lynn Stevens, Gloria Begay and Wilfred Jones. Then he added, “It’s been seven years now,” referring to the seven years the hospital has been in business.  “We’re growing, we’re stronger, we have the best facilities, we have the best doctors, we have the best nurses, we have the best janitors. We have the best. I told that to the governor the last time I saw him and he said ‘I always hear nothing but the best from Blue Mountain Hospital. But it’s you.You guys,” he added.

Thanks to Georgia Black  for her hard work on behalf of BMH and our patients, and congratulations on her much deserved honor!

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