Abbeville Area Medical Center Names Janet Rowland 2013 Employee “Champion”


Abbeville Area Medical Center (AAMC) recently named Janet Rowland, RN of Honea Path, an employee of Health Related Home Care (a division of AAMC), as its 2013 employee “Champion.” A reception was held July 24th in her honor with family, friends and fellow staff members in attendance.
The “Stars and Champions” recognition program highlights the many ways staff members go above and beyond their job duties to help others. The “Star” award is given monthly and allows employees to nominate individuals who "shine" like stars by performing very specific kind acts that benefit their patients. At the end of the year, all “Star” nominations are reviewed by a committee and a “Champion” chosen. The “Champion” award is given to the individual whose kind act had the biggest impact for a patient. Rowland will receive $1,500.00 to use for a vacation of her choice.
Rowland received two “Star” awards during the year. Her nominations read as follows:
“A patient had adult children move back in with them and they were very crowded. Janet offered her camper to the patient, pulled it to the home, and set it up for use by the extra family members. The patient was very appreciative of this generosity. They used it for about three months.”
“While Janet was visiting her patients, she noticed one was having a health problem. She notified the doctor, who wanted the patient to come for an office visit. The patient did not have a ride so Janet transported the patient to the hospital, who ended up being admitted for a very serious issue. She then proceeded to finish with her home visits that were already scheduled.”
Rich Osmus, CEO, stated, “I am very proud of the way Janet, along with so many of our staff members, genuinely cares for her patients. It is very heartwarming to see how our staff members go above and beyond to lend a hand when it is needed the most.”

Caption: Kristie Warner, AAMC OR Nurse Manager and Reward and Recognition Team Leader (left) and AAMC CEO Rich Osmus (right) present Janet Rowland (center) with a certificate recognizing her as the 2013 AAMC “Champion” during a reception held July 24th.

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