Congratulations to our September Employee of the Month Winners!

Published: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Leslie David, MD

NGPG Urgent Care
Physician of the Month

Dr. Leslie David has done a great job with being the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) program while still maintaining a full clinic schedule caring for his patients. He is always willing to take on more tasks and goes over and above to make sure that all of our patients are cared for. He has a Deep Interdependence for all of our clinics. He coordinates and manages the schedule for our clinic providers and current residents. He always maintains a positive attitude and supports all clinic staff and decisions. He displays a Passion for Excellence by maintaining an open-door policy and freely gives advice and feedback to help find solutions that ensure our clinic operates in the most efficient manner. He is involved in our monthly meetings as Director of the Lab at Medical Park 2 and provides input on how to better provide efficient workflows for multiple specialties.  He is truly an asset to our office and our GME program. He always strives to make our clinic the best that it can be!

Kaleigh Holmes, PMHNP

NGPG Psychiatry
Advanced Practice Provider of the Month

Kaleigh Holmes is a great example of Northeast Georgia Health System’s core value, Deep Interdependence. She recently stepped up and volunteered to help out with inpatient services during our staffing shortage at Laurelwood.  She has shown Respectful Compassion for our psychiatry patients by meeting their needs and often times staying late during her shift. This translated in Responsible Stewardship by saving the organization the expense of bringing a Locum provider in at a higher cost. She is greatly appreciated for her Passion for Excellence and bringing her best to work every day. She is simply a breath of fresh air and an outstanding Advanced Practice Provider We are fortunate to have her!

Mary Bess, RN

NGPG Pulmonology
Employee of the Month

Mary Bess is a registered nurse with NGPG Pulmonology who previously worked as a Critical Care charge nurse in our Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). She has a unique skill set that has been desperately needed during the current COVID surge. Recently, the hospital had to convert the pre-op area into a MICU II with 48 critical care and MICU beds.  Mary went above and beyond by volunteering to run this unit as its charge nurse.  Her performance simply was exceptional.  She has truly demonstrated leadership by example and reflected our core values in an exceptional manner.  Despite the suboptimal staffing and other resource challenges, Mary has been a key nursing leader that has helped get our staff through this crisis in a calm and pleasant manner.  Her collaborative work with our providers and other clinical staff clearly reflected our core values of Deep Interdependence and Passion for Excellence.  Furthermore, her dedication to care and outcomes of our patients and the satisfaction of our patient families, as well as, the support for other nurses during this critical staffing shortage reflected our core values of Respectful Compassion and Responsible Stewardship.  We are so thankful to have Mary as part of our NGPG family.