On Wednesday, I attended our Department Directors Meeting. The meeting is at 9:30 a.m. in Florence for leaders in Florence and Darlington, and at 1:00 p.m. for leaders in Dillon. The meeting is held twice each month in order to recognize, congratulate and educate. The morning meeting began with the recognition of Merit Award recipients.
As you know, Merit Award recipients are recognized by the team for demonstrating the McLeod values of Caring, Person, Quality and Integrity. This honor comes from one’s peers and represents a high standard of individual achievement, demonstrated by a positive caring attitude, professionalism and service.
About 47 of our 4,700 workforce receive this recognition during the year. They are among the top one to two percent of our workforce and are examples to each of us and our community of cheerful and compassionate service given to the welfare of others. This week, recognition was given to Tammy White, a member of the Public Information Office, and Beth Caldwell, a member of the team in the Laboratory. It was a great time to hear from their Directors about why members of the team nominated them and why the Merit Award Committee recommended Tammy and Beth for this honor. We had a chance to hear the details of how Tammy and Beth serve and what others think about how they teach our values by their actions.
Please join me in congratulating Tammy and Beth, as well as all our other Merit Award recipients in the organization.