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SGMC Health Recognizes Hutchins as Health System Hero

Posted on: November 15th, 2023

SGMC Health President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald E. Dean, Health System Hero Brandy Hutchins, Clinical Practice Manager Andree Shackelford, SGMC Health Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Physician Network Brenda Alexander

SGMC Health honored Brandy Hutchins, Radiology Technician, as the Health System Hero at the November Board of Trustees meeting. Hutchins was nominated by a coworker for her quick thinking during an emergency to save a patient’s life. 

Hutchins has been with the health system for more than 20 years and serves in a variety of capacities at SGMC’s Health Care South and Occupational Medicine Center. 

According to the nomination, Hutchins answered the clinic’s phone and upon having a conversation with a patient realized that the patient needed emergency medical services. Hutchins immediately conferenced in 911 on the call and assisted in giving information to the dispatcher so that EMS could respond. She stayed on the call with the patient to assure her that help was on the way. 

After the patient’s stay in the hospital, she returned to the clinic to thank Hutchins for helping save her life. 

“Brandy’s exemplary actions in the face of an emergency truly embody the spirit of a compassionate healthcare worker,” shared Brenda Alexander, SGMC Health Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Physician Network.  

Hutchins received a standing ovation from those in attendance.

SGMC Health participates in an array of recognition programs to honor employees who most exemplify the tagline, “Remarkable People, Extraordinary Care, Human Kindness.” To learn more, visit