An estimated 875 Georgia Cancer Specialists staff members and their families gathered for a day of roller coasters and recognition at Employee Appreciation Day held October 6 at Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta.
Anthony LaGroon, Vice President of Human Resources at GCS and organizer of the event, said the efforts of everyone at GCS are greatly valued. “It is important for the entire staff to realize that their commitment is appreciated,” said LaGroon. “Today is one way of saying that their hard work has not gone unnoticed.”
Tickets to the park, as well as a buffet lunch at the Six Flags pavilion, were provided by GCS, and all attendees were given a golf shirt with the GCS logo to commemorate the occasion.
In addition, GCS CEO Dr. Bruce Feinberg gave out gift cards to a number of employees recognizing extraordinary contributions to the practice and years of service.
The following were honored with GCS Extraordinary Employee Awards: Pauline Coke Scott, Janice Correll, Sherry Hale, Donna Henson, Gayle Hesser, Kristen Jones, Rob Malloy, Katherine McElhoe, Lisa Pierson, Demme Pluta, Rick Rogers, Crystal Sidberry, Debbie Walker, and Pete Zeman.
These employees were honored for five years of service: Brook Balun, Debbie Bennett, Gerald Buller, Felicia Carpenter, Juan Carr, Debbie Clay, Rebecca DiGiovanni, Makeda Evans-Jones, Lisa Foy, Maria Griggs, Wendy Hosten-Celestine, Dr. Wendy Hawke, Donna Henson, Cheryl Hunnicutt, Dr. Cheryl Jones, Loretta Maddox, Meg McEwan, Janice Meincke, Brandi Nelson, Jeannie Obrien, Michelle Oliver, Cathy Picard, Cynthia Richey, Veronica Robinson, Donna Sadler, Pauline Coke Scott, Richcella Shepperd, and Dr. Terry Styles.
Dr. Rodolfo Bordoni, Caron Burns-Knight, Lisa Cadenhead, Kathy Grothaus, Sherry Hale, Tracie Jackson, Mary McGee, Gloria Whitlock, and Pete Zeman were honored for 10 years of service.
Dr. Bruce Feinberg, Dr. Bancroft Lesesne, and Sue Muzzy were honored for 15 years of service.
Dr. Daniel Carr was honored for 20 years of service.
Also recognized were the seven GCS oncologists recently named as “Top Doctors” by Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors. The 2002 publication named only 17 physicians from the Atlanta area. The list was compiled by surveying approximately 260,000 doctors in the 50 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the U.S. who have active status in the American Medical Association. Each physician was asked which specialist, in 35 different fields, “he or she would consider most desirable for care of a loved one.”