“Ge­orge Sed­don He Works through Me Award” pre­sented to Chap­lain Dave Smith

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(Cal­houn, Ga.) -- Gor­don Hospi­tal re­cently pre­sented the “Ge­orge Sed­don He Works through Me Award” to Chap­lain Dave Smith, which rec­og­nizes an em­ployee for best re­flect­ing the hospi­tal’s mis­sion of extending the heal­ing min­istry of Christ and ex­em­pli­fy­ing the min­istry style of Je­sus.

The “Ge­orge Sed­don He Works through Me Award,” is named after Gor­don Hospi­tal’s beloved long-time phar­ma­cist Ge­orge Sed­don, who lost his bat­tle with can­cer in 2012. Sed­don was an out­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual that lived God’s word and Gor­don Hospi­tal’s mis­sion on a daily ba­sis.

“At Gor­don Hospi­tal, we are called to ex­tend the heal­ing min­istry of Christ, and Chap­lain Dave does this each and ev­ery day,” said Pete We­ber, president and CEO of Gor­don Hospi­tal. “We are pleased to rec­og­nize him for his work in ful­fill­ing our mis­sion.”

Smith has been pas­tor­ing Seven­th­day Ad­ven­tist churches and hos­pi­tals for over 40 years and has served as Gor­don Hospi­tal’s chap­lain-health ed­u­ca­tor for 15 years. Dur­ing this time, he has led the hospi­tal’s Breathe Free pro­gram, which has an 85 per­cent suc­cess rate at help­ing peo­ple quit smok­ing since 2006. He was the recipient of the D.O.V.E Lead­er­ship Award in 2015, which stands for ded­i­cated, open minded, value-driven, and en­cour­ag­ing.

Smith and his wife of more than 40 years, Ch­eryl, have two adult chil­dren and four grand­chil­dren. 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.

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