Many Augusta University Health employees got into the holiday spirit by showing off their ugliest Christmas sweaters. The second annual contest, hosted by the Center for Patients and Families, generated fun and some unexpected entertainment as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule and Chief Nursing Officer Mark Schreiber, both of whom served as contest judges, opened the evening by showing off their most creative sweaters. Jeff Flowers, retired Director of Spiritual Care, returned to emcee the lively event. Other judges were members of the PFCC Leadership Team.
The first place winner was Amanda Crandall, clinical data support analyst. She received a $250 Visa gift card, a trophy and tickets to Lights of the South.
Second place winner was Yolanda Nelson, a certified ophthalmic assistant in the Eye Clinic. She received a $100 Visa gift card and a trophy.
Third place went to Patrick Patel, a resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She received a $50 gift card and a trophy.
Two additional categories were added this year. Allise Riney, supervisor of the Blue Coat Ambassadors, was deemed Most Creative and Julie Huges, HIMS, won Best Holiday Spirit. Both received a trophy and a coupon for Nothing Bundt Cakes.
All contest participants received a $7 voucher for Terrace Dining and AUHS cafes.
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