Hobbs earns Palmetto Health’s Lead by Example Award


Marjorie Hobbs has managed the Behavioral Care Day Treatment Program since 2012.   File photo

Marjorie Hobbs, manager of Behavioral Care Day Treatment, has been awarded Palmetto Health’s Lead by Example Award for 2016.

The Lead by Example Award is awarded annually to a Palmetto Health manager who practices strong work ethic and personal accountability. The winner is nominated by other leaders, officials said.

“When I think about the characteristics of a great leader – self awareness, emotional intelligence, a compelling vision, super execution and a genuine caring for people – Marjorie excels at them all,” Gregory Gattman, chief operating officer at Palmetto Health Baptist, said in recommending the award.

Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment is a program offered to adults facing emotional and mental health difficulties that interfere with their daily functioning. As manager for the program, Hobbs coordinates physicians, nurses, therapists and an administrative team.

"Marjorie has always demonstrated the commitment and passion to lead, regardless of her role on the team, and she never shrinks from difficult decisions,” Geoffrey Williams, director of Outpatient Services, said.

Hobbs has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Taylor University and a master's in counseling psychology from Columbia International University. She joined Palmetto Health in 2003 in an administrative position within the Palmetto Health Baptist Counseling Center as a way to supplement her income from her therapy practice.

In 2004, Hobbs moved into a full-time therapist position within Palmetto Health and, from there, to manager of the Behavioral Care Day Treatment Program in 2012.

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