FACES AND PLACES: Children’s Hospital nurse selected as Nurse of the Year

Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health nurse Michelle Dyes was chosen as Nurse of the Year by the Georgia chapter of the March of Dimes.

Dyes, who serves patients and families in Children Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, was recognized at the fifth annual Nurse of the Year Awards in Atlanta.

The March of Dimes accepted more than 800 nominations for the awards.

In addition to Dyes, the following Navicent Health nurses were chosen as finalists:, Dawn Cole, patient care services administration; Krisana Collins, neonatal intensive care unit; Meredith Fleenor, inpatient holding; Elizabeth Fuqua, cancer life center; Megan Ghann, general pediatrics; Christine Greer, ambulatory surgery center; Jill Hancock, W.T. Anderson infusion center; Nyssa Hattaway, emergency center; Mary Hoey, development; Chiritta Jacobs, orthopedic services; Maryann Joseph, neurological intensive care unit; Cynthia Loudin, pediatric education; Christa Loyd, cancer life center; Michelle McLure, cardiology administrative services; Whitney Parks, cancer life center; and Autumn Perry, psychiatric services.

Pritchard appointed to advisory group

State Bank and Trust Co. announced that Jeremy Pritchard has been appointed by NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association, to serve on its government relations advisory group. Pritchard, a certified treasury professional, is State Bank’s senior treasury professional for Middle Georgia and an accredited ACH professional with more than 10 years experience in funds management, treasury management and information technology.

Santillan promoted at Geico

Joseph Santillan has been promoted to a Geico regional sales supervisor. He started at Geico in 2013 in the sales management development program.

Santillan has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Middle Georgia State College.