Memorial Satilla Health recognized this week Tina Walker and Peggy Duvall as facility recipients of HCA Healthcare's Awards of Distinction.

Tina Walker was nominated for the Excellence in Nursing Award for compassionate care. Tina has served as an RN at Memorial Satilla for more than 11 years. She is currently a clinical nurse coordinator in the Emergency Department. Tina resides in Waycross.

"Tina always demonstrates compassion toward her patients and coworkers and is a true asset to her department and the organization," said Dale Neely, CEO. “Tina demonstrates concern for the welfare and happiness of patients, and a level of commitment to the community services beyond her daily obligations as an employee. Tina also demonstrates a personal modesty and genuine humility.”

Peggy Duvall was nominated for the Frist Humanitarian Award. She is a volunteer at Memorial Satilla and currently serves as the auxiliary board president and on the Council of Volunteers in Georgia. Peggy has been a member of the team since 2008.

"Peggy truly loves her community and we appreciate her tireless efforts to make our community a better place to live," Neely said. “She embodies our mission by trying to help improve the lives of others through her many giving efforts.”

Awards of Distinction in Nursing Care are presented annually in recognition of providing the highest quality care to the patients we serve, and advancing the nursing practice with compassion and integrity. The Frist Humanitarian Award is given in recognition of exemplary service to the community and those in need, a dedicated spirit and a genuine concern for the well-being of others.