Thomas McKenzie, manager of the clinical engineering department and a 24-year employee at Southeast Georgia Health System, is the recipient of GE’s quarterly Best of the Best Award, reports The Brunswick News.


Georgia CE department manager Thomas McKenzie is a GE ‘Best of the Best’ award winner.

Winners of the GE Best of the Best program awards reportedly are nominated by managers and team members for demonstrating enthusiasm, serving as role models, generating new and creative ideas, and do everything necessary to enable customer success.

GE reportedly selected McKenzie winner of the award for helping facilitate a recent closure and installation of a telemetry/monitoring conversion, and also championing a complete adoption of the 5S system, a GE program that prepares Biomed shops for surveys by The Joint Commission.

Additionally, McKenzie’s work “met with stringent requirements, such as consistently meeting metrics and keeping an up-to-date accreditation manual; ensuring test equipment calibration is current; having a well-organized shop; tagging equipment with statuses; removing excess and retired parts; eliminating unnecessary paperwork and dated manuals; replacing expired chemicals and batteries; and leading customers to solutions,” according to the report.

“I am humbled and honored by this award,” McKenzie tells The Brunswick News. “Everything I do is only possible because of the Health System’s team mentality. Everyone works together, and in my experience, that is always a winning combination. Our success here is truly a team effort.”

Best of the Best recipients become eligible to win the annual Thomas E. Dunham Award, an honor for which McKenzie, a native of Brunswick, Ga, was previously nominated, according to the report.