Milestone Awards

More than 700 staffers reached significant milestones.

Bea Cameron was honored for 45 years of service at UF Health.

Bea Cameron was honored for 45 years of service at UF Health.

It takes thousands of employees to make magic happen at UF Health. Whether we provide patient care, administrative or operational support or service to each other, every employee at UF Health plays an integral role in our organization. We share a sense of purpose and belonging and we rely on each other. We become like family. Many of us spend the best part of our careers here at UF Health.

That’s why our leaders annually recognize long-term employees and honor their contributions. This year, they celebrated 702 dedicated UF Health Shands employees who reached significant service milestones of 10 years and above at five-year increments. Honorees were recognized on March 6 at the Milestone Service Awards held at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. They were thanked for their commitment and for helping make UF Health successful over the decades.

“It’s a great privilege to honor all our hard-working employees who have chosen to make their careers at UF Health,” said Janet Christie, UF Health Shands Human Resources senior vice president. “They are ambassadors for our organization and are at the core of what makes UF Health a cornerstone of our community.”

The star of the Milestone Awards:
Bea Cameron

Dedicated long-time employee Bea Cameron, UF Health IT application analyst, was honored for her 45 years of service at UF Health! Cameron’s peers say she’s always smiling and moves at lightning speed to coordinate all the software updates for the hospital system, while also finding time to take care of her family and friends. She is known throughout the organization for her lively spirit and positive outlook.

When did you start working at UF Health?
I started in June 1969 but I quit for three months and came back in September 1969.

What were your first roles?
My first title was keypunch operator and then data entry operator.

What makes UF Health a special place to work?
UF Health Shands Hospital is a special place to work. They believed in me and gave me a chance. UF Health has helped me become the person that I am today.

What advice can you share with other employees?
When you come to work, do your best and smile and be glad that you have a job. I thank God every day for my job.

What is your fondest memory of working here?
I have so many, but I guess Celebrity Waiter Night and meeting so many wonderful people throughout the years.