Gordon Hospital recently presented the "George Seddon He Works through Me Award" to Chaplain Dave Smith, which recognizes an employee for best reflecting the hospital’s mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ and exemplifying the ministry style of Jesus.
The "George Seddon He Works through Me Award," is named after Gordon Hospital’s beloved long-time pharmacist George Seddon, who lost his battle with cancer in 2012. Seddon was an outstanding individual that lived God’s word and Gordon Hospital’s mission on a daily basis.
“At Gordon Hospital, we are called to extend the healing ministry of Christ, and Chaplain Dave does this each and every day,” said Pete Weber, president and CEO of Gordon Hospital. “We are pleased to recognize him for his work in fulfilling our mission.”
Smith has been pastoring Seventh-day Adventist churches and hospitals for over 40 years and has served as Gordon Hospital's chaplain-health educator for 15 years. During this time, he has led the hospital’s Breathe Free program, which has an 85 percent success rate at helping people quit smoking since 2006. He was the recipient of the D.O.V.E Leadership Award in 2015, which stands for dedicated, open minded, value-driven, and encouraging.
Smith and his wife of more than 40 years, Cheryl, have two adult children and four grandchildren.
About Gordon Hospital
Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.