When describing a superhero, we think of someone with extraordinary gifts, but who dedicates those gifts to the greater good…. Someone who does not resent responsibility, but instead embraces challenges with enthusiasm as an opportunity to grow personally… someone who never walks past a problem – regardless of its origins… and someone who is willing to put the needs of others ahead of their own. This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight, Sherry Swaim, exemplifies these superhero traits and then some!
Sherry is broadly known for her dedication, friendly demeanor, and natural ability to support others in their time of need. Leann Hooker, Director of Operations for Hugh Chatham Medical Group, said, “Sherry takes ownership in every patient encounter by fostering a personal connection. She is passionate about her leadership role with staff and within the community. Sherry promotes excitement and motivates the team through engaging daily huddles related to practice priorities and patient needs.”
Medical Assistant and co-worker, Jan Melton, said, “Sherry is always ready to lend a hand to anyone, and maintains an enthusiastic disposition day in and day out.” Lisa Adams, Lead Phlebotomist, stated, “Sherry does not know a stranger. She is so fun to work with and is always ready to put on a smile or provide a funny joke.” Emily Childers, Medical Assistant, continued these sentiments by saying, “I know I can always count on her no matter what the situation might be, whether professional or personal. Sherry stands up for what she believes in and firmly believes in teamwork. We are all family here.”
It is obvious that Sherry naturally embodies our core values of Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect, and Safe Care (STARS) by providing a friendly atmosphere focused on patient care and supporting those in the community.
Thank you, Sherry, for creating a lasting impact on the lives of your patients and for consistently demonstrating the Hugh Chatham Way.