MARIANNA -  Jackson Hospital congratulates Joanne Player, R.N., Surgery Team Member, as the July Employee of the Month.   Joanne has been a loyal, dedicated employee of Jackson Hospital for over 6 years.     

The award luncheon held July 26 recognized all employees nominated for Employee of the Month.  Hospital CEO, Jim Platt, expressed thanks on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Administration, and employees, indicating the number of great things employees achieved during the month.  He said, “Our biggest strength is our staff and culture providing excellent care to patients.”

Joanne was recognized for helping a new father in the hospital parking lot as she was leaving work, install a car seat in his car and also educated him on how to use it properly to ensure his newborn baby would have a safe ride home.  This caring act garnered Joanne the award for Employee of the Month. 

Jackson Hospital’s customer service ideals are outlined in its program called “Give ‘em the Pickle.”  The Hospital’s customized program with video titled “What’s your Pickle?” with Bob Farrell, produced by Media Partners™, is implemented by Chief Nursing Officer Robbin Catt Pumphrey.  

Patients, visitors, and colleagues submit nominations of staff from whom they received superior customer service.  Each month a “Pickle” luncheon is held to recognize the top nominees.  During the exclusive celebration with Administration, each participant is served a specially prepared meal by members of the Hospital’s Employee Leadership Council. 

Jackson Hospital is proud of Joanne and thanks her along with every employee, volunteer, and Medical Staff member for providing high-quality, leading-edge healthcare service.  Each day Jackson Hospital moves closer to reaching its vision of “being the best community healthcare system in the nation.” 

The hospital, located at 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, FL, has over 109 physicians on staff, 31 of whom have active Medical Staff privileges.  For information on hospital services, visit  To find a physician, please call Rachel Toliver at (850) 718-2629.