Liberty Regional is celebrating in a big way with their team members during Healthcare Personnel Week. This week, not only do they recognize National Nurses Week, National Hospital Week, and National Nursing Home Week, but the organization is celebrating 60 years of service to Liberty County and the surrounding areas. Starting May 16th, they’ll also recognize National EMS Week. In lieu of recognizing each event individually, they choose to include all in one large celebration which they recognize internally as National Personnel Week, giving thanks to all of their team members for their contribution to healthcare and their dedication to their patients and residents.
Throughout the week, activities in which the employees participate have been planned for each day including a breakfast, ice cream social, a luau picnic, and treats and gifts delivered to each team member. In addition, drawings and giveaways are being held, as well as a fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt with prizes through the week.
This year, Liberty Regional is very pleased to announce that Sandy Wells, RN has been named one of the Georgia Hospital Association’s Hospital Heroes. This prestigious award is given to those deserving individuals in healthcare who have tirelessly given their time, talent and expertise to improve their organizations and the world around them.
Ms. Wells has worked for Liberty Regional for 34 years, serving in many different roles within patient care and organizational leadership. She began her career as a Nursing Assistant, becoming a nurse five years later. She progressed to the position of Nurse Supervisor, was later promoted to the Director of the Medical Surgical Unit and also served as an instructor for the hospital’s Life Support courses. Currently, she serves in the Cardiopulmonary Department as the Cardiac Rehabilitation nurse, caring for patients with cardiac disease and assisting them through their rehabilitation process.
Ms. Wells is also a Co-Founder of WomenHeart Hinesville, a local chapter of the National WomenHeart Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. She volunteers with outreach campaigns to educate the community about health and wellness with a focus on the prevention of heart disease.
Wells was recognized by administration during the first day of Healthcare Personnel Week festivities on Monday May 10..