Vickie Garner, a nurse manager, has been named a Johnston Health ambassador.
During a presentation, Chuck Elliott, chief executive and president of Johnston Health, praised Garner for leading the most diverse floor of the hospital in the Smithfield. Patients are brought to Second Bright Leaf for observation, dialysis, outpatient services such as IV therapies and to recover from cardiology procedures such as stenting.
Garner says she loves the variety and is proud of how her staff is embracing the opportunities to learn the many different skills required to work with such a range of patients. She is known for mentoring and working alongside her nurses to ensure excellent care.
Garner grew up in Morehead City. She has worked at Johnston Health and lived in Johnston County since 2012.
Through the ambassador program, Johnston Health recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. In addition to eight hours of paid time off, they receive a personalized parking sign and dedicated space for a month.