Jewayne Morgan has been named Gordon Hospital’s first SonShine Award recipient. This award was established by Gordon Hospital in 2017 to honor the hard work and dedication of its employees. Quarterly awards provide opportunities for employees, patients, and visitors to recognize and reward employees and teams for exceptional accomplishments and demonstrated behaviors that are aligned to the mission, vision, and values of Gordon Hospital.
The name SonShine was developed by Gordon Hospital employees. The recipients of the SonShine award “shine” for the “Son” of God through their warm and comforting care they provide to patients and their fellow employees.
Morgan, who is a MRI technologist in Gordon Hospital’s radiology department, received a nomination from one of his patients who said the following: “I came into the emergency room having symptoms of a possible stroke. I was sent to radiology for a CAT scan, then for a MRI-MRA and ultrasound of my carotid arteries. I later needed a second MRI-MRA and requested some type of sedation due to anxiety from my first MRI-MRA. Later, Jewayne came into my room to introduce himself and to explain the test. He answered every question and immediately put me at ease. He reassured me that I could do the test and that he would be with me every step of the way. When he took me from my room to the MRI machine, he let me stop and see my family in the hall for well wishes and much-needed hugs. I was blown away by the level of care he was giving me.
“Once I was in the MRI machine, I heard Jewayne’s calming voice come over the speaker to explain to me what was happening. In a small tube, scared to death, this friendly stranger gave me a sense of calmness, reduced my anxiety, and made me feel like a person, not just a case he needed to complete. I wish there were more people like Jewayne in the world. He truly made a difference to me and my care. He is an asset to Gordon Hospital, and I am better for meeting him. Thank you, Jewayne!”
“I am very pleased to be awarded for doing my daily job,” said Morgan. “I have been the family member of a sick patient and attempt to treat everyone like I want my family member treated.”
Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and other employees may nominate a deserving Gordon Hospital employee for the SonShine Award. If you would like to nominate an employee, visit www.gordonhospital.com to download a nomination form, or call 706.602.7800 ext. 2258.
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.