Honorees attend the March banquet following their 10th year of service, and every five years thereafter. For this year’s event, the newly renovated Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center morphed into a chic VIP lounge to highlight the rock star theme.
A DJ, glamorous lounge furniture and a photo booth were among the treats in store for our guests of honor and their loved ones. Staff members dressed as rock icons made table visits, while the program highlighted UF Health Shands’ history through the years the honorees were hired. The night also included a special tribute to our 45-year honoree Rhea Broyles, M.S.N., R.N. (Turn to page 6 to learn more about Broyles and her roles with UF Health Shands over the years.)
“Planning the Milestone Awards is my favorite part of my job,” Gaver said. “The whole evening is about our employees and making them feel special and proud about their service to our organization, and I am honored to have a part in that.”
To view more photos of the event, visit news-notes.UFHealth.org and search “Milestone Service Awards banquet photos.”