Baptist Easley honors employees for service

EASLEY — Baptist Easley recently recognized employees at the annual Employee Service Awards banquet. Seventy-nine employees in categories of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service were honored.

Four employees received 35-year service awards:

Vickie Andrews, a registered nurse in the outpatient surgery department, began her career as an LPN before completing her RN degree. Both her mother and her mother-in-law worked at Baptist Easley for 30 and 20 years, respectively. Andrews said what she likes best about Baptist Easley is, “It’s home,” and the hospital employees are her second family.

“We care not only about our patients but also for each other,” she said.

Deborah “Lynn” Cooley is a medical technologist and has spent her entire career in the laboratory. Cooley loves the people she works with in the lab and is especially grateful to leader Joan Clardy, who always takes time to listen to her opinions and always tries to make a positive difference in the lab.

David Cox is a pharmacist in the Baptist Easley Pharmacy.

Cox likes working in a place where he can have a positive effect on the lives of others. He volunteers with Boys Club 567 at First Baptist Church, where he mentors boys who do not have a father present in their lives. His greatest mentor was his own father, along with Stokes Alexander, whom he worked for at Alexander Drugs. David said he learned many things from Alexander that simply could not be taught in pharmacy school.

James “Jimmy” Hill is an OR nursing assistant who started in environmental services. He enjoys movies, exercising, and helping out with the devotion at church. Hill said he likes helping patients, and his co-workers are like family.

Baptist Easley thanks all its employees for their loyal and dedicated service.