March 24, 2021 – ST. MARYS, Georgia: In trying times, safety can seem elusive, which makes it all the more precious. Fortunately, people like Security Officer Wesley Mitchell dedicate their careers to protecting the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus.
A Health System team member for the last seven and a half years, Mitchell is a consistent, compassionate presence as he protects co-workers, patients, visitors, and the facility itself. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mitchell takes his hometown’s “Brotherly Love” motto to heart. “My impact is making everyone feel safe when I’m around. I love doing security work because I love order and fairness,” he says.
Mitchell started his professional career as a custodian and maintenance mechanic at the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia. Eventually, he was recognized as an ideal candidate for security work. After relocating to Kingsland, Georgia, he became a supply clerk and patient transporter at the Health System’s Senior Care Center-St. Marys. Once again, his strengths were recognized, and Mitchell was offered a security position.
“Officer Mitchell brings his great work ethic, kind-heartedness, and law enforcement experience to the department. His quick response to numerous life-saving emergencies contributes to the hospital providing many noteworthy successes in medical care,” says Kenneth Hobbs, Camden Campus security supervisor. “He also brings a desire to serve his community and set the example of good citizenship for people throughout Camden County.”
No two days are alike for Mitchell. He serves as a fire drill coordinator for the Camden Campus and the Senior Care Center-St. Marys, instructs staff in firefighting and may be called upon to defuse potential threats or physical altercations, as well as lend a helping hand where needed. “He has dramatically contributed to the customer service success of every department in which he works. He is compassionate in helping anyone requiring his assistance,” Hobbs says.
In addition to his job, Mitchell feels blessed in other areas of life. When he is not spending time with his wife, five children, or 14 grandchildren, he enjoys “quiet time, meditation and Bible study in my prayer room.” He also serves as a Life Group leader and a security team member at the Harbor Worship Center in Kingsland. Mitchell’s life is guided by his faith, which contributes to his love of service and his reputation as a fair, honest, and loyal employee.
An early riser, Mitchell likes to get things done. His hobbies include building projects, working on his vehicles, traveling with his wife (pre-COVID), and watching sports.
Mitchell’s concern for others stands out, whether he’s at home, at work, or church. In trying times, it can be hard to feel a sense of security. Fortunately, people like Wesley Mitchell are standing by our side.
About Southeast Georgia Health System
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health system comprised of two acute care hospitals, two long term care facilities, two comprehensive Cancer Care Centers and multiple specialty care centers, including orthopedic and spine care, joint replacement, breast care, maternity, outpatient rehabilitation, sleep management and wound care. The Brunswick Campus Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers the only CyberKnife® M6 with MLC technology in Georgia. Additionally, the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates medical group includes more than 140 providers working in 20 different medical specialties at more than 50 locations. The Health System is part of Coastal Community Health, a regional affiliation between Baptist Health and Southeast Georgia Health System forming a highly integrated hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. For more information, visit sghs.org.