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Tammy Snellings, LPN

WellStar Medical Group General Surgery & Bariatrics

September 2018 - Employee of the Month

Tammy Snellings has been named WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s September 2018 Team Member of the Month. Tammy is an LPN who has worked at WellStar Medical Group General Surgery & Bariatrics for the past three years with Dr. Wes Turton and his clinical team.

In her role as an LPN, Tammy assists with all aspects of patient care, including education to help patients prepare for surgery. Lately, several of her co-workers have been out due to medical and maternity leaves, and the entire office can’t speak highly enough of how Tammy has stepped in with ease and taken on extra duties to be sure patient care was not interrupted. The office’s dietitian has been out on medical leave, and Tammy has effortlessly talked to patients about dietary concerns.

In addition, she has answered incoming calls, assisted Dr. Turton in reviewing patient labwork, and also has been the core person to prepare the office for its annual infection prevention assessment. Her team members say that while carrying these extra duties, she has maintained her usual high level of quality and always shows compassion, respect and skill when she interacts with patients.

Tammy says that her job is personally very rewarding because she gets to see how their surgeries—both bariatric and other general surgeries—make such a difference in their quality of life. She says, “It's amazing to see how hard they work to achieve their goals and the difference surgery makes on their health. You get excited to see their success as you watch them change. You become like a family with your patients.”

Tammy says she also couldn’t ask for a better work family. She says, “I could not be the nurse I am today without them. We all stick together to provide our patients the care they need.”

Tammy is originally from LaGrange and has lived here her whole life minus two years in Virginia. She has a 10-year-old son, Austen, and they have two dogs, a cat, two hermit crabs, and a leopard gecko. She says her son would have a zoo if she would let him! Tammy is usually a soccer mom, but this season she is the soccer coach. She also loves to follow the weather and take weather-related pictures.

Thank you, Tammy, for taking such pride in what you do and for always putting your patients first. We appreciate all you do and again want to congratulate you on being our September Team Member of the Month.