Phoebe honors employees with "Caring Hands" award

Extraordinary employees receive awards. / Jessica Fairley

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is recognizing employees who dedicate their time to go above and beyond their normal duties.

A banquet was held Monday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn to spotlight those who receive the "Caring Hands" award.

It's the highest honor of recognition that can be received.

This year's centennial celebration was open to all past recipients.

"This celebration is a system wide event so that we can celebrate what they've achieved," said event organizer Marcy McCarty, "Often times they've done something out of the way like helped a coworker that is having difficulties or even handing out money or food to help other people."

Each recipient received an acrylic frame, certificate and "Caring Hands" pin.