GEORGIANA GEORGE, SENIOR ACCOUNTANT – TAMPA
Our employees are all patient care champions, but some go the extra mile and we want to give them the recognition they deserve. They embody the PPOA values known as S.I.T.E. – Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Empathy – which informs our service to patients and the community through high quality health care.
Georgiana George has worked her way up quickly at PPOA. She was recently named senior accountant at the company’s Tampa headquarters. She’s responsible for training newcomers to handle the hundreds of transactions a fast-growing healthcare corporation demands.
Her job touches just about every department, from building leases to making sure clinics have petty cash. She is the one who reconciles company credit cards and makes sure every expense is put is the right category.
While her job doesn’t touch patients directly, it is an essential part of ensuring the success of PPOA’s mission: delivering world-class patient care. That means taking her job seriously and helping her coworkers.
“Georgiana truly is the ‘dream’ employee,” says her supervisor, Controller-ASC Division Lisa Llorente. “She is an extremely hard worker who always goes the extra mile to get her job done.”
Working for a fast-growing company in a big city is not where Georgiana George thought she would be as she grew up in the one-red light town of Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Always strong in math, she earned her B.S. in Accounting from nearby Athens State University. She met her husband, Caleb, at work.
When he landed a job as a paralegal at MacDill Air Force Base, the two moved to Tampa. It was by far the largest city she had ever lived in, but the couple quickly adapted, and enjoy its sunny weather and pace of life.
After working for nearly two years as an accountant at the mega law firm of Morgan and Morgan, George joined Physician Partners of America in May 2018.
As required in the numbers field, she is passionate about precision, making sure her email inbox is zeroed-out by the end of the day; but don’t mistake her for the strictly no-nonsense type.
She and her husband are proud dog parents, with three rescues including a three-legged Chihuahua. “We take the dogs no one else wants,” she says. “My motto is, ‘the more, the merrier.’” She also enjoys sewing, a skill she learned from her mother. “It’s very relaxing,” she explains.
Still, work is a priority, and Georgiana George is highly valued throughout the company. “She is a team player who will pitch in to help any time she is asked,” Llorente says. “She offers to help when she sees someone needs a helping hand.”