June 24, 2011
Tim Rogers, Editor
The Daily Citizen
P.O. Box 1167
Dalton, GA 30722-1167
I know there have been many, many heroes helping our community after the
storms. But I would like to recommend a special group of people for the paper's
Citizen of the Week Award.
My mom, Dorothy King, is a resident at The Gardens, an assisted living
is part of Royal Oaks and owned by Hamilton Medical Center. Since Mother has
lived at The Gardens, we have been impressed over and over with the level of
professionalism and the superior quality of care demonstrated by Tammy Caldwell
and her staff. To a man/woman, they have exhibited kindness and compassion day
after day that is way beyond simple devotion to task at hand. During a crisis, such
as the recent power failure of over 30 hours, Tammy and her staff rise above even
their own excellent benchmark.
Tammy Caldwell's cheerfulness and calmness leads her staff to follow in
attitude. Of course, this prevailing peace greatly affects the attitude of the
residents as well. I have no idea how Hamilton Medical Center managed to staff
The Gardens with such exceptional humans, but I am very grateful!
Thank you for considering Tammy Caldwell and the entire staff of The
your Citizen of the Week Award.
Linda K. Mullinax