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Support League honors Betty Owens for making a difference at Grady General

AWARD WINNER Betty Owens, center, is flanked by Dori Griffin and Dr. Clair McCaskill. (photo courtesy of Pam Forrester)

Grady General Support League named the winner of this year’s “Making a World of Difference Award” at its annual membership meeting. The luncheon took place on May 12, and Betty Owens, LPN, and swing bed coordinator for Grady General Hospital, was recognized as the 2015 award recipient.
In February, Owens took it upon herself to help a patient without family support, according to a co-worker who nominated her for the recognition. Owens and her daughter, Rhonda Florence, cleaned the patient’s apartment after work so the patient could return home. They also helped him buy new furniture.
“The help did not stop there once he was discharged they also took him shopping so that he had the food and necessities he needed to live. This is just one example of many how Betty continues to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients and their families. She is a very knowledge(able) and compassionate nurse who has and will continue to make a difference,” writes her nominator, Dori Griffin, RN-BSN.
Betty Owens has worked as a nurse at Grady General for 14 years, and served as swing bed coordinator for eight years.

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