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Lowrey honored for 40 years at ACH

 Atmore Mayor Jim Staff reads a city proclamation honoring Linda Lowrey’s work career, as ACH administrator Bill Perkins listens.

Atmore Mayor Jim Staff reads a city proclamation honoring Linda Lowrey’s work career, as ACH administrator Bill Perkins listens.

Linda Lowrey, the human resources manager at Atmore Community Hospital, earned special recognition Tuesday afternoon as she celebrated her 40th year of working at the hospital.

Lowrey received an award and gifts during the ACH awards reception for its employees’ quarterly service awards. Every three months, the employees are recognized for meeting milestones in their careers at the hospital — one year, five years, 10 years, 15 years and so on.

ACH Administrator Bill Perkins said he could not remember ever having an employee receive a service award for 40 years.

“If you looked up Greenlawn Hospital and Atmore Community Hospital in the dictionary, it would have Linda’s face as the picture,” he said. “[Lowrey] makes a difference every day. She is the epitome of a servant-leader.”

Lowrey began her career at ACH (formerly known as Greenlawn Hospital) on Sept. 23, 1974, in the medical records department. She worked in the insurance department for 10 years, served as the business office manager for six years, and began her job as the human resources manager in 1997.

The day’s ceremony was a mixture of formal and informal. Atmore Mayor Jim Staff presented Lowrey with a proclamation from the city congratulating her for her achievements, and several employees and colleagues spoke glowingly of Lowrey’s work ethic and accomplishments.

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, Dec. 3, edition of The Atmore Advance.