(Calhoun, Ga.) — Members of the Gordon EMS team were recently honored at the 2017 Gordon EMS Service Awards Banquet held at Trinity Baptist Church.

“As a leader, I feel incredibly proud to get to work with a team like this everyday,” said Michael Etheridge, director of Gordon EMS. “They are an exceptional team who works well together and is very community-focused.”

According to Etheridge, among the 10 categories of awards presented during the evening were the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year Award, which was presented to Terry Mobbs, and the Paramedic of the Year Award, which went to Sarah Laymon.

Nominations are submitted by EMS staff and are later reviewed by an awards panel of judges from Gordon Hospital, who do not know or work closely with them. They make the final decision for EMT and Paramedic of the Year.

Other awards presented included:

Length of Service Award (presented to individuals for the length of time they have served in public safety in five-year increments): Kenyon Trammell, 5 years; Ken Bruce, 15 years, Heath Derryberry, 20 years; and Jennifer Henderson, 25 years.

Rookie of the Year Award (presented to individuals that best represents excellence in the performance of their duties in their first year of service with Gordon EMS): Jessica Goswick.

Heart Saver Award (presented to individuals who played an integral part in a cardiac arrest where the patient survived to leave the hospital): Sarah Laymon and Ken Bruce.

110 Percent Award (presented to an individual who goes above and beyond on a continual basis): Kenyon Trammell.

Leader of the Year Award (presented to an individual who was nominated by their peers as a leader in the service): Deputy Director Donald Bowen, Mark Bramblett, Jennifer Henderson, and Marcy Fountain.

Meritorious Service Award (presented to an individual who while the course of their duty, performed in a manner that was exemplary and in holding with the highest standards of EMS): Doug Hite, Stacy Koonce, and Ben Miller.

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.