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Newsmaker in business: Mackes named Northeast Georgia Health System Employee of Year
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Lynn Mackes, left, has been named the Northeast Georgia Health System Employee of the Year. She is pictured with Louis Smith, president of acute and post-acute operations for NGHS. - photo by For The Times

Northeast Georgia Health System named Lynn Mackes, an acute care physical therapist at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, its 2018 Employee of the Year.

“Lynn’s kindness and incredible work ethic were inspiring to our committee, setting her apart and making the decision an easy one,” said Louis Smith, president of acute and post-acute operations for NGHS, in a news release.

“In her 20 years with us, Lynn has become known for gaining patients’ trust as soon as she starts working with them — which is incredibly important in her line of work,” said Kevin Gohman, director of inpatient medical rehabilitation at NGMC Gainesville. “Lynn uses imaginative treatment approaches, mixes humor into her patients’ care and is known for using a pink walker decorated with bells and whistles — as well as taking patients on trike rides.”

During its service award banquets in May, NGHS recognized a total of 863 employees for their tenure: 437 for 5-10 years of service; 138 employees for 10-15 years of service; and 288 employees for 15-45 years of service.

Information from Health System news release

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