It’s an exciting week for Soliant! On Monday, July 13, 2015, we made our way to Americus, GA to present an award to Soliant’s Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. for 2015, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.
We were warmly greeted by Marcus Johnson, Marketing Director at PSMC, who has been our main point of contact for the duration of this year’s contest. The award ceremony began with an opening message by PSMC CEO Brandi Lunneborg, followed by a message from Americus’ Mayor Barry Blount. Tera Tuten, Soliant Vice President of Marketing and Operations, spoke about the impact that Phoebe Sumter’s participation has made on Soliant’s annual contest before officially presenting the award to PSMC. The award presentation concluded with a message from Phoebe Putney Health System CEO Joel Wernick.
While there, we received a private tour of Phoebe Sumter and were thoroughly impressed by the design and architecture which reminded us more of an elegant hotel than a community hospital. More importantly, we experienced first-hand the genuine bond of Amercus’ community, from the way Phoebe Sumter’s leaders spoke about their victory to the excited response from ceremony guests, to the refreshments thoughtfully provided by PSMC, which included cupcakes each adorned with a letter from “MOST BEAUTIFUL HOSPITAL PSMC.”
Mr. Wernick talked about the trials PSMC overcame to be where it is today and credited having a community vision for its success. He described vision as “not what you see in front of you, but the ability to see what cannot be seen.” The tornado that ravaged PSMC in its path made it difficult for Americus to envision a future for PSMC, and a flourishing one at that. It was the Americus community’s vision that made this flourishing future a reality.
On behalf of Soliant Health, we would like to thank Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and the community of Americus, GA for warmly welcoming us to their beautiful facility. It’s safe to say that 2015 has been the most memorable year in our contest’s seven-year history thus far.
Let the beauty of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center speak for itself. Check out the photos we took from our visit by clicking the image below!