“The James C. Kennedy Wellness Center is a beautiful facility, but it is also well-staffed and is much more than a place to go to the “gym”. The center encompasses outpatient therapy, educational training for diabetes and healthy eating, one on one fitness training, on demand fitness videos, IOP and many other services along with wonderful employees. Every employee is very knowledge and courteous and you are always greeted when you come in the door. I am especially thankful to Barbara Green for her encouragement and suggestion that I get a new pair of sneakers as my right leg was causing me problems and I was thinking I would just have to give up. The Wellness Center is a blessing to TGH employees as well as the community and I am so thankful to be a member.” ~ Billie Lawrence
LaPrince Scurlock - 1st Quarter 2020
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the TGH Employee Wellness Champion of the First Quarter 2020, LaPrince Scurlock! LaPrince is a dedicated employee and wellness center member. He is always willing to help! Since last summer, he made a change in his exercise habits and changes in his food choices. With working out several times a week and following a low carb/ketogenic way of eating, he has lost 58 pounds! That’s extraordinary! Thank you LaPrince for being such a great member and keep inspiring others!! Awesome job! We are all so proud of you!
Stacey Armstrong - 3rd Quarter 2019
Please join us in celebrating the TGH Employee Wellness Champion for the 3rd Quarter 2019, Stacey Armstrong! She is the picture of a true champion! Stacey is a dedicated employee and a dedicated member of the wellness center! She works hard and always get the job done! Health and Wellness are really important to her and she a great model for other employees.
Charlotte Adams - 1st Quarter 2019
Charlotte is the epitome of a champion. She has a genuine love for people and she shows that love and encouragement daily to our staff, gym members and the therapy patients. She also dedicates her time to her own personal journey by exercising daily. Charlotte is a true light. She consistently pushes herself to better health. Thank you Charlotte for being such a wonderful and true champion!
Lawanda Herron - 3rd Quarter 2018
Nurse Practitioner, Charleston Clinic
LaWanada is a great asset to TGH! She promotes health and wellness wherever she goes! LaWanda is also a very active member of the Wellness Center and participates in many group fitness each week along with exercising in the gym nearly every day. Thank you LaWanda for all that you do! You are a great role model to other employees.
Victoria Sturdivant - 1st Quarter 2018
Nurse Practitioner, Charleston Clinic
Victoria was nominated by a TGH co-worker. She inspires her coworkers to exercise and live a healthy life. They often come to the gym together and she provides great motivation. Her dedication to health, and to others shows! We are proud of her for being such a great example to her co-workers and patients.
Buddy McRae - 3rd Quarter 2017
Chief Operating Officer
Buddy was nominated by TGH employees for this award. He is a supporter of bringing healthy food choices for TGH employees and health-related programs to the Wellness Center for the community. He is also a dedicated member of the wellness center. Congratulations Buddy and keep up the awesome work!
Stephanie Johnson - 1st Quarter 2017
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Stephanie has gone above and beyond to strive to be healthier and motivates others to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She is known as one of the most loving and caring workers at TGH, and will put others before herself. She spends many of her lunch breaks at the gym, along with 15-minute breaks during the day. Stephanie’s hard work has paid off and has encouraged others to do the same. She is definitely the ROCK at TGH.
Dane Griffin - 2nd Quarter 2020
A BIG congratulations to Dane Griffin on being selected as the TGH Employee Wellness Champion for the 2nd Quarter of 2020! He is a Registered Nurse and is the Wound Care Nurse for TGH.
Dane started exercising and changed to a healthier way of eating before quarantine, and he has continued to do so during it! We are all so proud of him! Keep inspiring others Dane! Congratulations to you!!
Kristi Nix - 4th Quarter 2019
Please join us in congratulating Kristi Nix on being selected as the as the TGH Employee Wellness Champion for the 4th Quarter of 2019! Kristi is a dedicated employee and wellness center member. She works hard each time she comes to the gym! Thank you Kristi for being such a wonderful member and a great influence on others! Congratulations!!
Stephanie Strider - 2nd Quarter 2019
Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
Please join us in a big congrats to Stephanie Russell Strider for being nominated and selected as the TGH Employee Wellness Champion for the 2nd Quarter of 2019!! Stephanie is the true meaning of dedication and determination! She has touched so many lives in her passion for life, and health and wellness! Her selflessness shows with everyone that she comes into contact with! To know her is to love her! We couldn’t be more excited for you Stephanie! Keep up the amazing work!!
Lisa Rodgers - 4th Quarter 2018
Lisa participates in many of the Wellness Center health programs and encourages others to make a positive change in their health and wellness, including co-workers, friends, family and community members. She has had an amazing transformation in her own health journey and we are very proud of her! Thank you, Lisa, for all that you do and keep up the great work!!
Monica Carter - 2nd Quarter 2018
Nurse Practitioner, Holcomb Clinic
Monica is dedicated to going above and beyond for her patients. She encourages lifestyle and dietary changes to try and prevent/reverse certain disease processes and promote optimal health. She even uses her days off to demonstrate healthy food preparation in her own home. Monica “Joy” Carter truly brings joy to everyone that she encounters.
Jimmie Brewer - 4th Quarter 2017
Ms. Jimmie Anne participates in all of the employee wellness programming and has taken several of our chronic disease prevention classes. She encourages other employees to get healthy, too. Ms. Jimmie frequents the gym during her breaks and after work. She always has a smile on her face! Congratulations again, and keep up the great work!!
Kellie Jones - 2nd Quarter 2017
Kellie lives a very healthy lifestyle and supports and encourages others to work out, while also supporting them to eat healthier. She is a great role model for wellness and motivates others to be healthy as well. She exercises regularly and encourages co-workers to adopt healthier lifestyles. Kellie is a ball of positive energy!