Award given annually to leader who practices strong work ethic and personal accountability
Marjorie Hobbs, manager for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment, is the recipient of Palmetto Health’s Lead by Example Award for 2016. The Lead by Example Award is awarded annually to a Palmetto Health leader who practices strong work ethic and personal accountability. This person is expected to value the work of others and model Palmetto Health values. The winner is nominated by other leaders.
Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment is a program offered to adults facing emotional and mental health difficulties that interfere with their daily functioning. As manager for the program, Hobbs coordinates physicians, nurses, therapists and an administrative team.
In a recommendation for the award, Gregory Gattman, chief operating officer at Palmetto Health Baptist, said, “When I think about the characteristics of a great leader–self awareness, emotional intelligence, a compelling vision, super execution and a genuine caring for people–Marjorie excels at them all.”
Geoffrey Williams, director of Outpatient Services for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care, in his recommendation, said, “Marjorie has always demonstrated the commitment and passion to lead, regardless of her role on the team, and she never shrinks from difficult decisions.”
Hobbs has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor University and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia International University. Before joining Palmetto Health, Hobbs maintained a small private counseling practice at the First Presbyterian Church Counseling Center. She joined Palmetto Health in 2003 in an administrative position within the Palmetto Health Baptist Counseling Center as a way to supplement her income from her therapy practice. In 2004, Marjorie moved into a full time therapist position within Palmetto Health and, from there, to manager of the Behavioral Care Day Treatment Program in 2012.
Stephanie Berg, M.D., psychiatrist for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Program, believes Hobbs’s award is well deserved. She said, “Marjorie is entirely committed to the success, growth, and expansion of the Palmetto Health Day Program. Under her guidance, we have grown by at least 50 percent, all the while maintaining the same careful and compassionate clinical care.”