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Posted: November 15, 2017 - 3:00am
Doris Douglas, Café Supervisor at Doctor's Hospital, was recognized nationally as one of four 2017 Sodexo C.A.R.E.S. winners.
Doris Douglas, Café Supervisor at Doctor's Hospital, was recognized nationally as one of four 2017 Sodexo C.A.R.E.S. winners.

Café supervisor nationally recognized

Sodexo and Doctors Hospital recently announced Doris Douglas, Café Supervisor, is being recognized nationally as one of four 2017 Sodexo C.A.R.E.S winners.

"I was blessed to be able to help one of my coworkers who was dear to me and who really touched me," said Doris Douglas.

Douglas joined the Doctors Hospital team in November 2000 in an entry level position in the Doctors Hospital Cafeteria. In addition to supervising the cafeteria, Douglas fills in part time as an evening greeter and supports valet services.

"We couldn't be more proud to see Doris recognized on the national level. We all know how great she is. This recognition brings attention to the great team of compassionate caregivers that we have throughout our hospital," said Doctors Hospital CEO Doug Welch.

"Doris is one of the most kind and compassionate people I've ever met. She is always smiling and treats everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve. It's the core of who she is and that's what makes her special," said Chef Greg Mueller, Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Doctors Hospital.

"It is such an honor to be recognized for caring for others. It's what we are called to do and what I look forward to doing every day," Douglas added.

Chuck Goode, District Manager for Sodexo Healthcare Services and Mueller presented the award to Douglas on , Nov. 7 during a special ceremony in the hospital. In her comments, Douglas thanked her family, her coworkers and Chris Cosby, who she said was a special part of her career at Doctors Hospital. Douglas is the second Doctors Hospital employee to receive national recognition this year.

 

Airman with Harlem ties graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Gerald A. Ledoux, of Harlem, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Ledoux, a 2013 graduate of Harlem High, completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Ledoux is the son of Beverly Riffe and Allen Ledoux of Harlem, Ga. He is also the brother of Danielle Ledoux.

 

Greenbrier student to compete in pageant

Morgan Symone Perry, a Sophomore at Greenbrier High School is preparing to compete for the National Miss Teen Atlanta pageant in Orlando, Fla., next month.

Perry won the Miss Jr. Teen Atlanta Regional in February after being selected as one of 150 from thousands of contestants in the Jr. Teen Division of the Miss Teen Atlanta Pageant at Georgia Tech

Perry won an all-expense paid trip to Orlando and will represent Augusta and the surrounding area to compete in the National Competition.

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