The award was created by members of the hospital’s Employee Engagement Committee to recognize employees who go above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis. It is awarded monthly to a deserving employee selected by the hospital’s directors.
“Angie is the nurse you want taking care of somebody you love,” says Linda Green, director of Perinatal Services at Gordon Hospital. “Even with a heavy patient load, she takes exceptional care of patients and families.”
Green added that Shawgo is always kind and smiling, and consistently goes above and beyond her job description.
“She is an excellent unit leader and role model,” Green says. “She truly exemplifies the mission of Gordon Hospital and I’m proud that she works in the obstetrics department.”
Shawgo has been employed by Gordon Hospital for seven years and serves as a Spiritual Ambassador for the obstetrics department. She has also participated in two Gordon Hospital mission trips to Haiti.
“I feel honored to receive this award,” Shawgo says. “I love being a nurse and having the opportunity to care for people in our community.”
A 1982 graduate of Red Bud High School, Shawgo served 10 years in the US Air Force and received her nursing degree in 1991 from Coastal Carolina College in South Carolina.
Shawgo and her husband, Ron, reside in Calhoun and are members of South Calhoun Baptist Church. They have a son, Derek, from Melbourne, Fla.; daughters, Tessa, from Panama City Beach, Fla.; Tammy, from Pensacola, Fla.; and Alyssa, a sophomore at Calhoun High School. They also have five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, sports, and spending time with her family.