Daniel Metz of White Hall, a security officer at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Year for 2021.
Metz is always eager to help co-workers, patients and visitors and has been known to deliver candy to clinical units, hospital officials said. “Daniel maintains a positive and calm demeanor, even in a stressful situation, and knows the hospital layout better than anyone,” said Jim McGownd, supervisor of security at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital.
Metz has worked at the hospital since 2015. He was named the hospital’s Colleague of the Month for August. Outside of work, Metz enjoys do-it-yourself home improvement projects.
The Jacksonville Memorial Hospital Colleague of the Year receives $1,000, one week of paid time off work, one month of premium parking at the hospital and a special pin recognizing the achievement.
This was the first year that the Colleague of the Year was chosen through a vote open to all employees of Jacksonville Memorial Hospital and Memorial Care. A hospital committee selected previous winners.