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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Holds Employee Recognition Program

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Holds Employee Recognition Program

Brawler. Renegade. Warrior. Not words you would typically use to describe hospital employees. Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center its new employee recognition program, “Claxton Defenders,” shows that these are excellent characteristics in employees to ensure the best care is provided to patients. The following awards were made during a recent awards ceremony.

A Brawler effectively manages challenge and hardship; is strong and confident, and empowers others. The employee recognized as a Brawler was Chelsea Reynolds, RN, surgical services.

A Renegade is a troubleshooter and problem solver; an innovator; and continuously seeks improvement. The employee recognized as a Renegade was Jackson Shatraw, director of supply chain management.

A Warrior is a team player; is fully engaged in their role; and dependable and has the power to endure. The employee recognized as a Warrior was Ellen Pluta, mental health unit treatment coordinator.


Each winner received flowers, a recognition certificate, gift cards, a special parking space, and lunch with Claxton-Hepburn CEO Chuck Gijanto at a restaurant of their choice. New Claxton Defenders will be recognized each quarter. Employees are nominated by co-workers and supervisors. The Claxton Defenders Employee Recognition Program is part of Claxton-Hepburn’s marketing campaign, “Tomorrow is worth defending.”

Shown in the photo are Claxton-Hepburn Board President Chet Truskowski, Shatraw, Reynolds, Pluta, and Gijanto.