AAMC Names 2016 "Star" Champion


Abbeville Area Medical Center (AAMC) named Terri McHone, PTA, an employee with AAMC’s Health Related Home Care, as its 2016 employee “Star” Champion.  A reception was held July 11th in her honor with family, friends and fellow staff members in attendance.  McHone lives in Hickory Tavern and has worked with Health Related Home Care as a Physical Therapist Assistant serving the Laurens area for four years.
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 an employee committee and a “Champion” chosen. The “Champion” award is given to the individual whose kind act had the biggest impact for a patient.  The recipient receives a reception and cash prize.
McHone had been working with a patient who had been bedbound for a year prior to Health Related Home Care becoming involved. Eventually the patient was able to walk with assistance. Terri and her family worked evenings to build him a ramp so that he could get in and out of his home.
“Terri’s care and concern for the health and well-being of this patient truly made an impact by giving him the ability to leave the house and live life again,” stated Dean Turner, CEO.  “Seeing our staff members give back to our patients with such sincere acts of kindness makes me very proud to be a part of the AAMC family.”

Caption: Kerry Hall, COTA/L, Health Related Home Care Therapy Manager (left) and AAMC CEO Dean Turner (right) present Terri McHone (center) with a certificate and cash prize recognizing her as the 2016 AAMC “Star” Champion during a reception held July 11th.

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